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I've been doing it wrong for 20+ years. I've been removing the sheath..... I'm supposed to be removing the casing.

And I don't add ground wires to the mess... I just leave 'em long enough to not need it.

And I use wire nuts, not the recommended wire caps.

And I install 3-gang boxes for 3 switches, not a 2-gang.

And I don't install the devices before the wall is installed... I wait until after the painter is done.

And I use Phillips screwdrivers, not the ancient flat type.

And I use a cordless.

And I don't bother not trying not to scratch the 'casing' on the wires. But I am concerned with the insulation.......


Damn, I'm dumb.




But I didn't see anything about a 3-way in the fluster-f&@$ of a video.
 

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I've been doing it wrong for 20+ years. I've been removing the sheath..... I'm supposed to be removing the casing.

And I don't add ground wires to the mess... I just leave 'em long enough to not need it.

And I use wire nuts, not the recommended wire caps.

And I install 3-gang boxes for 3 switches, not a 2-gang.

And I don't install the devices before the wall is installed... I wait until after the painter is done.

And I use Phillips screwdrivers, not the ancient flat type.

And I use a cordless.

And I don't bother not trying not to scratch the 'casing' on the wires. But I am concerned with the insulation.......


Damn, I'm dumb.




But I didn't see anything about a 3-way in the fluster-f&@$ of a video.
While you're at it, the wires that you left long for the grounds, maybe just loop the feed for both switches instead of pig tailing.
But I agree, you're dumb!:laughing::jester:
 

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RGH said:
......ok for the homeowner types....me I would of looped grounds and feeds and been done with that mess....zoom bang next.:thumbsup:
I just hate it when guys leave those loops between the devices too short so you have to take them all out in order to take out one switch or device.
 

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I just hate it when guys leave those loops between the devices too short so you have to take them all out in order to take out one switch or device.
I completely agree. A real pain in the A$$ when I need to go back and put dimmers in. I always leave deprecate grounds and feeds for each switch.
 

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Nothing inherently wrong with what he did. The install is safe enough. No fire or shock hazards there but his work is sloppy and amatuerish at best. He would make a good apprentice someday.
 

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Anyone here ever use utility knife with a hook blade to rip down Romex? It's my favorite way of doing it.
Always used it on multi conductor cables. Not much Romex here except for temp light & power. NM strips easily enough with a slight squeeze with a t-stripper, then yank the sheave right off. The new "sim-pull" stuff is nothing like the Romex I installed decades ago.
 
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