My new light switches should be arriving tomorrow and I will be hot to trot to get these puppies installed and configured. I was wondering if I could get a little electrical advice from you all to make sure I understand what is what when I do dig in.
Background: I will be installing 3 new switches. By my front door is a 3 gang switch box where I will be replacing old school swtiches with 2 GE on/off switches and one Homeseer dimmer. The dimmer will be wired in a 3-way config (traveler wire already set up as old switch was a 3 way also). One thing to note is the 3-way is not currently a dimmer but as I understand it there are no wiring differences for the 3 way dimmer vs 3 way on/off, correct? The other end of the 3way will get the Homeseer add-on switch (it’s going into a 2 gang switch box but I’m not upgrading the other switch in that box for now).
Here’s an inside look of my entry way box:
As you can see inside there are two bunches of wires that are capped off. I’ve deduced that one (white group) being the Neutral bunch and the other being the hot (ungrounded) conductors (this is what another forum told me they assumed it was).
See this photo for closeup of what I assume the hot ungrounded conductors group is:
So I totally understand what to do with the Neutral group. But I’m not certain if there’s anything I need to do with this hot ungrounded conductor bunch or just leave it alone? As I understand it, I just need to use the line, load, and ground wires that are already currently going to each switch and also get a pigtail from the neutral wire bunch. I haven’t seen anything that mention what to do with a hot ungrounded wire group? Sorry if the answer is obvious… I’m super interested in this stuff but it’s not my forte obviously.
Thanks in advance for any info you all can help with this!