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Those diagrams on the Internet (especially the annoyingly obsolete ones from that site) assume you only have one source cable. In reality, you often have two source cables, with their blacks going to the same place, their whites going to the same place, and their grounds going to the same place. And if you want to get technical, they aren't actually ...


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You can't split wiring across cables like that All of the current-carrying conductors in any wire need to have their currents algebraically sum to 0, or in other words, from the viewpoint of any given cable exit, current out needs to equal current in. As a result, using one cable to carry hot + neutral and the others to carry only switched hots won't work, ...


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That box is grounded via cable armor, it appears From the style of the box and the wiring coming into it, it appears that your house is wired using new-style armored cable (modern type AC, with the bonding strip), which means that the cable armor acts as the ground conductor, and thus that your box is already grounded. Furthermore, since this is a switch, ...


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Nope, you can't loop power out one cable and back the other. The rule is that currents must sum up to zero (be equal and opposite) amongst all wires in each cable or conduit. That means your idea of 3 cables - one for hot+neutral and two more for four switched lines - is a non-starter. You would need ONE cable that is /6. Or alternately, conduit and ...


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Connecting the switch to the black wires is safe and correct if you used the proper wire nuts. You said you made sure the connected parts were covered with electrical tape. If that's all you used, it's not good enough. Go back and use wire nuts. Never cut off a ground wire. If you don't have a ground in the box just tuck the wire in there for the future. ...


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There's a lot of garbage brands in the LED bulb game, and even if it's not a garbage bulb not all dimmer products are tested against all dimmable LEDs. One of these is likely your problem. Fortunately, Lutron actually makes known compatibility information pretty easily accessible with a wizard that can be found here: http://www.lutron.com/en-US/Education-...


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