Kitchen Disposal Switch Wiring
How to Electrical Wiring for a Kitchen Disposal Switch
How to Wire a Kitchen Disposal Switch
[ad#block] Electrical Repairs Question I have an over-sink light and disposal on two switches in same box. When I opened the switch box the light switch had a wire around the connector at the top, a wire poked into back hole on bottom, and the bottom connector was removed. The disposal switch had a wire around top and bottom connector and a wire poked into back hole on the top. In the box there are 4 black wires and one piece of wire stripped on both ends which I assume the switches shared. Help! I forgot where this piece goes. I took pictures but they don’t show this piece!
This electrical question came from: Mickie, a Homeowner from Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Thanks for your electrical repair question Mickie.
Electrical Wiring for a Kitchen Disposal Switch
Mickie, I have included links to various wiring diagrams for outlets and switches that I believe you will find very helpful.
The Following will assist you with your Electrical Repair:
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Electrical Wiring Diagrams
Home electrical wiring diagrams are an important tool for completing your electrical projects. An electrical wiring diagram can be as simple as a diagram showing how to install a new switch in your hallway, or as complex as the complete electrical blueprint for your new home or home improvement project.
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This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
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