Hi Kevin. I am replacing a light switch
with a honeywell timer. The load and line wires are easily identified, not by color, but by the way who ever did the initial installation putting three light switches on the same line. The copper ground is also visible, as is a grey line that I assumed was the neutral but the new timer switch is not indicating it is receiving power. Is is possible the grey line is not a neutral, and if not, what could it be? Thanks, ***** *****.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: it is a 3-gang box. It is an old house (1907), so it could be strange wiring
. The old light switch did not have a neutral, so it could be that.
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