I have a single pole Decora light switch in my upstairs hallway that controls our attic light. I replaced the old switch (a single pole toggle, we are new owners of the home), and want some confirmation that my setup is correct.
There are 4 total wires in the box - 3 black wires, and the ground wire. I've been able to identify all 3 of the black wires:
- Hot wire
- Line wire (powering the attic light)
- Load wire (providing power to the light switch on the other side of the wall)
In my setup, I backstabbed both the hot wire and the load wire under the top terminal screw plate, and wrapped the line wire underneath the bottom terminal screw, and screwed that down. Ground wire is screwed down on the ground screw as well, just so we're clear.
The attic light works as it should with the switch, and power to the other side of the wall is being supplied to that light switch.
Essentially, I just want clarification that my setup is correct and I'm good to go. I've been pretty good with finding direct answers to some electrical questions, but this one hasn't been so easy.