Find out how to Wire 2 Single Pole Light Switches In The same Gang Box
A further an extra light fixture and powering it from an existing gang box shouldn’t be complicated if you happen to expand the prevailing gang box and power both lights with separate switches. Some gang boxes are in locations that do not allow the box to be expanded so as to add a separate light switch. You’ll be able to wire two single pole light switches in the identical gang box using a device that combines two separate single pole light switches into one device, using the unique single switch space.
Things You may Need
Red wire connectors
Combination two single pole light switch device
Phillips or slotted screwdriver
Outlet cover plate
Turn off the breaker inside the primary breaker panel that supplies electricity to the light switch gang box.
Connect the three white wires inside the gang box together by twisting a red wire connector on all three wires. Connect the three bare copper wires together with another red wire connector. Push these two sets of wires into the back of the gang box.
Find the 2 copper screws on the mixture two single pole light switch device that connect together with the copper metal tab. Wrap the black power supply wire around one of many copper screws. The power supply wire connects back to the primary breaker panel.
Wrap the black wire from the unique light fixture to the copper screw on the opposite side of the combination device. Wrap the black wire from the additional light fixture to the remaining screw on the other side of the device.
Tighten all three screws to hold the wires to the mix two single pole light switch device. Push the device and the wires contained in the gang box and attach it at the top and the bottom of the box with the screws supplied with the device. Cover the 2 single pole light switch device with an outlet cover plate.
Turn on the breaker inside the main breaker panel that supplies electricity to the light switch gang box.
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