0

One hot wire that has the pigtail & it will go under the screw. The other hot wire needs to go in the Push-In Wire Connection. How far in? What if you can see exposed wire once pushed in the hole? This switch controls one overhead light, nothing else as far as I can tell. The non hot wire will go under the other screw or in the push-in connection.

2 Answers 2

3

Add the extra hot to the pigtail and then you don't need the push-in connection, which is less reliable than the screw connection.

1

Stop using push-in connections altogether. They are unreliable and will cause failures later.

When you need to attach more than 1 wire to a screw, just pigtail with a piece of short wire. Or you can use the spec-grade switches and receptacles that provide a "screw-and-clamp" method that allow 2 wires under each screw.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.