Thanks for all the help on finding a swtich.
Now my friend says his landlady doesn't want to spend 30 dollars for
another switch, when she already bought one ( a 3-wire switch that
needs a neutrral to power the ditgital timer, but the neutral is not
at the swtich, only 2 wires and a ground are..)
My friend tells me, We can connect the "neuttral" wire to the grounded
metal box that the swtich is in.
And I'm not sure how to convince him he's wrong. He says connecting
to the ground is no worse than connecting it to the neutral, that it's
just a tiny amount of current, that if the ground ever fails the timer
will stop running, and if the switch ever shorts, ti will blow the
fuse, just as if it were connected to the neutral.
And finally that the ground and neutral are connected together at the
fuse box anyhow .
I haven't convinced him he's wrong, and in fact I fear he's starting
to convince me he's right.
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