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Old 11-22-2011, 08:55 AM  
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OK, THank you for all of your replies.

The red wire that is one on post with another black wire actually goes to the other switch next to it. The other switch has a black wire going to it, and this red wire which goes to the switch next to it. That switch has two wires going into it, both black.

I replaced both switches, and copied the wiring, everything works fine but I am concerned with what some had said. The new switches have green ground screws...currently they are attached to nothing. And one had said to not mount 2 screws on one post...which I did.

I took photos, but I left my memeory card at home. I can post them tomorrow. I apologize for not responding to my own thread sooner, I dont have the internet at our home, and I was home with a sick baby yesterday, so I missed work-where my internet is.


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The 2 wires on one screw should have been wire nutted together with a short third wire to go to the switch.


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The 2 wires on one screw should have been wire nutted together with a short third wire to go to the switch.
I am not quite sure I understand how to do this. 'nutted together'. In what manner?
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Example of a pigtail connection using a wire nut.

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Example of a pigtail connection using a wire nut.

Perfect! Thanks alot. I did that on my model railroad, and that works fine...Thanks alot!


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