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Replace switch with timer

Posted by jxbrown (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 4, 14 at 19:27

I'd like to replace the switch for our entry lights with a timer switch that requires a neutral wire. The current rocker switch has two black wires, but there is a capped off white wire in the back of the box. I assume this is the neutral wire. Can I use this for the new switch? The house was built in 1972.

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RE: Replace switch with timer

Dumb question. Never mind. I looked at the little tiny wiring diagram with a pair of old lady glasses.

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