May I add my two sance to all? Replacing the switch should not have any
effect on burning of bulb out. Ground wire adding pig tail to making
convenient for hook up to switch or receptacle I do not know of any rules
that covers that as long is firmly secure to the ground. Remember some
houses are wire in with Romax and some with BX . With Romax carries isolated
green or bare cooper wire with in cable itself. The BX is metal cover and it
carries also ground wire but it is bare because it is option of use If all
junction boxes are metal, one does not need ground wire because all
connection/junction are metal to metal, however if it is Romax one most use
ground wire at all the time. Switches fuses, circuit barker most always be
on hot side, in some area you can find that some people or ass holes put
switches and fuses/circuit breaker on neutral side, on older system one
always most checks or you can get yourself in trouble. Also at no time use
neutral as ground or ground as neutral, this could cause big problems with
GFI circuits, beside that ground should never carry any current at no time.
Well that is what I got to say.
I'm an electronic technician by trade, so I understand power concepts,
Thanks everyone for the post.
When I replaced the switch this morning, I found both ground wires (live &
load) physically attached to the grounding screw. So I disassembled them,
crimped them together while adding a pigtail to attach to the switch. I
didn't think this was allowed having two ground wires on one grounding