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Is there any issue with wiring a GFCI to a switch?

Use a switch-rated deadfront GFCI I'd replace the existing garbage disposal switch with a switching-rated deadfront GFCI device, such as the Legrand 2087 depicted below. That way, it's clearly ...
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2 gang 2 way switch button on and off are reverse

You have 2-way switches (US: 3-way) but you're only using them as 1-way. Which is fine. But for some reason you wired the always-live wires to to Com1 on one side but LB1 on the other. Weird. ...
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Does any manufacturer make a fused 240 V 60 A steel AC disconnect with GFCI receptacle?

Typically, the mandatory A/C service receptacle is fed from a different and unrelated circuit. Usually this is an "outdoor outlet" circuit that is already there, and already has GFCI ...
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Can I use a smart switch for a separate light ceiling fan?

You will need two separate switches. One will control the lights, and one will control the fan. When you do this, you use the pull chain on the fan to set it at the highest speed, and then the smart ...
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How to replace a 2-Gang 1-Way Light Switch with a 2-Gang 2-Way

It's not that critical. Both of these are "2-way"(US: 3-way) switches and yours is wired as 1-way. You can see where the switches are split left to right, they do a pretty good job on both ...
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How to replace a 2-Gang 1-Way Light Switch with a 2-Gang 2-Way

Your old switch is wired as 2-gang 1-way but is actually a 2-gang 2-way switch with a rather less obvious layout than your new 2-gang 2-way switch. On your new switch each gang has an L terminal which ...
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How can I identify my switch wiring for a smart switch?

You have to start with understanding the 3-way circuit you are working with. Now here is a schematic for a 3-way circuit. All 3-way circuits work like this. However it is only one of at least 5 ...
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How can I identify my switch wiring for a smart switch?

TL;DR Put the smart switch in the other location and things should be easier A typical 3-way switch setup using cables (as opposed to individual wires in conduit) has: Switch 1 = Hot + Travelers In ...
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Ceiling fans - How do I identify this 4th unexpected cable, and how do I go about wiring it back together?

The other cable can be or probably is a receptacle. find the dead receptacle(s) and you will know, Next do you want the receptacle(s) live all the time or switched? the white marked black is proof of ...
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Adding a light switch

Assuming your area uses NEC 2011 or later, you need 4 wires (3 plus ground) from the light to the switch. If your area requires use of conduit, then you need conduit. If not, cable will do. If ...
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Wiring Dual Dimmer Switch

I think you'll need to replace the box with a bigger box As far as I can tell, there are no dual dimmers on the market that support running the two dimmer sections off independent supplies, which is ...
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