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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will install a light switch.



Some related articles
  - 3 Types of Light Switch Wiring
  - Installing or Replacing a Light Switch
  - How to Wire a Light Switch
  - How to Wire and Install Single Pole Switches







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - install a light switch

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture where no light switch existed before
   - a picture during the light switch installation
   - an after picture action shot of the light switch working
   - OR post a 2 minute video of you installing the light switch and it working
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Bring light into a the storage shed meant adding a switch to control the overhead light.
no-switch.jpg
no switch
no switch
wired.jpg
wired
wired
light-working.jpg
light working
light working
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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I installed a light switch for a flood light on the back of the house today.  The wall was finished so I ran the wires down under the trim by the door and fished the through the insulation to a hole I cut in the tongue and groove paneling.  And it works!
No-switch-(.jpg
No switch :(
No switch :(
Switch-roughed-in.jpg
Switch roughed in
Switch roughed in
Wires-tucked-in-a-bit-(not-ideal).jpg
Wires tucked in a bit (not ideal)
Wires tucked in a bit (not ideal)
Switch-off.jpg
Switch off
Switch off
Switch-on-(light-shining-on-the-snow-pile).jpg
Switch on (light shining on the snow pile)
Switch on (light shining on the snow pile)
Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

I certify this BB is complete.

 
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Here is my BB attempt:

Before:


Getting Ready:


Half way:


Installed (with three way switch ready to install next beside):




Proof it works (3 way switch beside also installed now):
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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Here is my submission for Electricity - Sand - Install a Light Switch.

To document the completion of the BB, I provide the following:
1  - a before picture where no light switch existed before
2  - a picture during the light switch installation
3  - an (almost) after picture action shot of the light switch working (still need to put switches in the box and put the cover on)
4  - a truly after picture with the light switch box closed up
1.JPG
No Switches - this box provides power to three lights - one is outside and does not have a switch
No Switches - this box provides power to three lights - one is outside and does not have a switch
3.JPG
In progress - the lower black wires have adaptors on them so they both fit on the pole (providing power to the other switch)
In progress - the lower black wires have adaptors on them so they both fit on the pole (providing power to the other switch)
4-testing-the-circiut.JPG
All wired up - testing the circuit before closing the box
All wired up - testing the circuit before closing the box
6.JPG
Finished with front door for location reference
Finished with front door for location reference
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete, along with your new air badge!

 
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