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When replacing a switch with bare aluminum grounds can a copper ground be used from the new switch to the aluminum grounds on the box?

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You need to make sure the wire connector has a listing AL/CU on it. These have been evaluated for a mixture of copper and aluminum combinations. BTW the switch conductor is most likely tinned copper, this slowed down the oxidation process.

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I am installing a new ventilation fan with light, and i also want to install it to a new light switch. How do i go about connecting them to the power source?


Turn off power first at the breaker. The black wire is always the hot and the white is the nuetral and the bare copper is the ground.Cut the end insulation of the wire enough to go around the screws on the switch and to screw on marrettes .From one screw brass on the switch the black power source is hooked on and one the other silver screw the black from the fan is hooked on and tightened the white wires are joined together and marretted.When twisting wires use pliers and cut off loose ends so the marrette binds and tightens securely Use one of the bare copper wires and tighten it on a screw at the back of the electrical box on the back and then twist the other bare copper wire to it with a marrette and then one piece marretted from the the bare copper marretted connection to the green screw on the switch. tighten all the screws for a solid connection.this will ground the switch to the house ground system.
Note curve wires clockwise and put on screw in the clockwise position as the screws tighten that way.
Tuck white and bare copper wires in the box and screw on switch and cover. make sure no knicks on the wires you spliced so they don't short or go to ground. Position switch so toggle up is for the on position.Install cover plate .turn on power. If its wrong the worst thing to happen it will trip the breaker Also when turning on or off any breaker stand to the side and use your right hand the one away from your heart and look away to protect your eyes
If you are not comfortable have an electrician do this.

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HOW TO WIRE A CEILING FAN TO WIRES IN CEILING WITCH WIRES CONTENT TO WITCH ONE


Without knowing the make & model of your ceiling fan, I can't answer exactly, but I'll do my best.

You probably have black, white & green wires. Green is always ground, which means it gets attached to the metal box or ground wire you are connecting to.
Since you're connecting (presumably) to an AC current, you should try to connect black to black and white to white. If you have some other colors, it shouldn't really matter.

HOWEVER! If you're connecting aluminum to copper wire, you should not use the regular wire nuts. Copper is much softer than aluminum. Instead of winding around each other, which holds the wires well, the copper will wind around the aluminum.
This means the copper could slip off the aluminum, exposing wires. (translation: BAD THING!!)

Copper + aluminum = No wire hangers... err.... No wire nuts.

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Wiring a Westinghouse 3way speed switch.


Three way Switch installation; One cable has two wires plus a bare copper grounding wire, The other cable has three wires plus a ground.
1. Connect the black wire from the two-wire cable to the dark common screw terminal. 2. Connect the red and black wires from the three-wire cable to the traveler screw terminals. 3. Join the white neutral wires together with a wire connector and pigtail the grounding wires to the grounded metal box. 4. When the switch lies at the end of the circuit one cable enters the box. 5. The cable has a black wire, red wire, and white wire, plus a bare copper grounding wire. 6. Connect the black wire to the dark common screw terminal. 7. Connect the white and red wires to the two traveler screw terminals and the bare copper grounding wire to the grounded metal box.
I hope this help.

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Describe your how to install a ipp15-1l Problem


1) First of all you need to determine what device you are replacing. Single-pole or 3-way.
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2) If you are replacing single-pole switch, that is where one switch controls the Load (light fan motor)
Here are instructions for installing ipp15-11 Motion switch for single-pole replacement.
Old switch has 2 insulated wires plus bare ground wire.
Ipp15 bare copper ground wire will connect to bare copper ground wire.

Separate switch wires for testing.
Use ordinary two prong tester, tape tester leads to wood sticks to keep hands away from power.
Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire. This wire will connect to ipp15 screw marked BL black.
The other wire that came off switch will connect to ipp15 screw marked RD red
Hot wire is identified.
Located in back of box are white wires that are twisted together and covered with wire nut. Remove this nut.
Now test Hot wire to all other wires in box, excluding bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on neutral wires. ipp15 screw marked WH white connects to neutral wires.
If your box does not have neutral wire, then connect ipp15 WH white to bare ground wires.

4) If you are replacing 3-way switch, that is where 2 different switches control the same Load (light fan motor.
3-way switch has 3 insulated wires and a bare ground wire.
Note screw colors on old 3-way switch. Dark screw is the Load wire. The 2 brass screws are the travelers.
From the ipp15 instructions, it appears you will need Viza Coordinating Switch Remote plus a sensor device to accomplish the 3-way installation.
If you have both of these devices and want free written instructions, then add a comment and I will verbalize contents from the manual.
Also you can pay a fixya expert to talk over the phone.

5) Leviton also offers technical assistance at 1-800-824-3055

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I would like to use the 1301 switch but my house circuit has 2 black wires and 1 red wire which terminals do I connect the wires to on the switch?


I don't know the copper-brand 1301 switch
Internet photos of the 1301 show that it has two screw terminals, and a green ground screw
Switch with 2 screws is a single-pole switch. (plug green ground screw)

Sounds like you are replacing 3-way switch with 3 screws. (plus green ground screw)
3-way switches control hallway lights, with switch at each end of hallway.

I think you need to buy a 3-way switch.

How to wire 3-way switch:
Bare ground always goes to green screw
The key is the dark-colored screw.
Old switch has dark-colored screw >> mark this wire.
Attach this wire to dark-colored screw on new switch.
Other two wires go to either screw.

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Am replacing an old wall timer with a GE Smart Digital Timer. The old timer had two black wires connected to two black wires from the wall. The new timer however has red, black, white and green wires. I...


I've tested these timers.
Here's what to do:
1) Connect green to bare copper
2) Switch has 2 wires. For now, connect these two wires to timer-black and timer-red. Choose either one.
3) In back of wall box are white neutral wires twisted together and covered with wire nut. Timer-white wire connects to these white neutral wires. This action gives power to time clock.
4) If wall box does not have white neutrals described above, then connect timer-white to bare ground wire. Bare ground connects to neutral busbar in breaker box.
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Switch has 2 black wires. One black is hot wire. One black is wire going to fan. Turn off power. Remove wires from switch and separate. Turn power back on. Using ordinary tester, test each black wire to bare copper ground wire. Only one of the black wires will test hot. The other black wire goes to fan.
Timer black wire connects to black hot
Timer blue wire connects to black wire going to fan
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Timer green connects to bare ground wire

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Trying to wire jennair cook top to house wiring. Cook top has red white black and bare copper wires. House wiring has two large black wires and a some sort aluminum loosely braided 8 strand wire coming...


if you have220/240 across the house black wires put red from stove to one black then black to blackaluminum to copper should be the ground turn breakers off after you check the volts across the black and the ground make sure the ground is a ground and you will need to run a white wire back to the breaker box for the neutral then white to white

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Replacing old light switch, only use copper wires?


First, aluminum wire is rarely used anymore, in residential. It's pretty costly to rewire the entire house and you would have to bring it up to the latest codes and have inspections . Usually the single pole switch is used to break the circuit on the "Hot" leg only and the neutral is usually straight wired to the load (Bulb). Based on your description, I would think it's the socket. If it was the switch, it would have sparks or something, not the bulb/ socket. You may have "Blown" the connection in the socket. Kill the breaker and check it.

Hope this helps.

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First with any electrical repair, safety must be observed. Be sure the circuit is turned off at the breaker panel (check wires with a voltage tester)
quality gloves and eye protection should be worn.

Typically the terminals or screws in the plug will be color coded (2 brass, 1 aluminum & 1 green)

The black and the red are both hots and can be connected to either of the brass terminals.

Red - hot = Brass terminal
Black - hot = other Brass terminal
White - neutral = aluminum terminal
bare copper - ground = green terminal

I hope this helps...
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