I have a single power line and mistakenly broke off the fin...can I proceed or shall I go buy another 5224?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Only a two trip to the Home Depot so far
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Three wires, all are black, hot one is identified. Previously tried to install a replacement that was Leviton three way...followed the wiring
of the damaged switch
, could only get one of the two lights to function. Back to HD and got the combination two switch. Whereupon I took off the fin.
JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?
Customer: The system is 15 yrs old and I have had a general coffee consultation with an electrician...did not ask if the lack of fin was a deal breaker. Also, there was no connection to ground in the original installation.