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    Aug 29, 2010, 12:06 PM
    Explain which wire is ground wire when you have 2 black wires and 1 white wire
    Explain which wire is ground when you have 2 black wires and 1 white wire
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    Aug 29, 2010, 12:07 PM

    Which wire is ground when you have 2 black wires and 1 white wire?
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    Aug 29, 2010, 04:14 PM

    None. Ground is either green or bare.

    How do you have two blacks but only one white? Is there a splice in the box?
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    Aug 29, 2010, 06:15 PM

    You may have 2 hots and a shared neutral without a ground. How old is the wiring? Pre 1950?
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    Aug 5, 2012, 05:50 PM
    I have the same issue... 2 switches with 2 blacks leading in and only one white :P Very confused, hopefully someone can help!
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    Aug 5, 2012, 08:06 PM
    See comments above, applies to your question.

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