I'd suggest at least getting a friend who is familiar with this to show
you how it's done. Failing that, there are books available at Homo
Depot and the like that show how it should be done, complete with pics.
I'm sure there are websites too. You can also open up an existing
switch box and take a look.
But, there is no substitute for experience, so use caution.
I have succeeded 100% percent, I think.
I tried what was generously suggested, but I found that that approach
lead to a collection of wires that could not be fit in the elctrical
So rather than uniting the hot wires in bundles and the grounds in
bundles I ran a single got wire to each of the three switches by
cutting a single piece of wire and stripping a short section in the
middle to "capital-Omega" around the screw and the same for the ground
wire (and grounded it, of course). I figured that lead to the same
circuit withfewer wires and caps.
Does any of that sound wrong?
No sparks, everything works like charm.
Thanks for all the help and cautions.
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