I have a box with 2 switches wired in it. One switch controls the front porch light; the other at least one half hot outlet. I want to replace the switch that controls the front porch light with a timer. The existing wiring is shown below
Currently, the black power wire is stripped about 6 inches down from where it comes into the box. The striped portion is bent into a u-shape and attached to the hot switch on the brass side of hot switch then the other and is connected to the front porch switch light.
I hope this makes sense. My neighbor thinks I should piggy tail the power wire to the two switches. What do you think?