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I have a dimmer switch with two black and one green wire.

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I have a dimmer switch with two black and one green wire. My electrical box only has two wires to attach to. what do I do with the green wire?
JA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: My house wiring goes back to 1948. I don't have a three wire system. I need to replace my dimmer switch. It has two black wires. the new dimmer switch has two black wires and one green wire. what do I do with the green wire?
JA: Anything else I can tell the Electrician before I connect you two?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Eddie replied 1 year ago.
it is a ground wire so what you can do is tie it back into the metal box