How to Install a Dimmer Switch in a Kitchen
I want to install a dimmer switch in my kitchen. My Electrical box has a switch with one black wire one red wire going to same side of switch.
Electrical Question: How do I wire a switch that has one black wire and one red wire going to same side of switch.
- The existing switch has one black wire and one red wire going to same side of switch.
- I want to install a dimmer switch in my kitchen. My electrical box has a switch with one black wire one red wire going to same side of switch. Two white wires are capped.
- This is the only switch that controls the one kitchen light. Not sure why there would be a red wire?
- This is not a 3 way switch. Can I just use the red as black? Do you think the white is a neutral with constant power?
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How to Replace a Switch with a Dimmer Switch
Application: Wire a Dimmer Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Switch, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Switch should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in your location. A permit and inspections may also be required.
Dimmer Switch in a Kitchen
This electrical wiring project is about Wiring a Dimmer Switch in the Kitchen of a Old Home.
Wiring for a Dimmer Switch
- Two wires on one terminal screw of a light switch typically indicates that the wiring is connected and shared with another device or function.
- To determine the function of the existing switch wiring an electrician would use an electrical tester to identify the wring configuration in order to replace the switch with a dimmer switch.
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