So I'm ready to start buying switches but I need to make sure they are gonna work. I'm electricity stupid. I've pulled the plates off and have been looking at the wires. Have to make sure there is a neutral wire. I'm starting with 2 separate dual switches.
This set of switches seems straight forward. Switch on the left is a simple switch for the porch light. It has 3 wires connected. 2 on the right side, and one on the bottom left. The bottom left one is coiled around another similar wire that connects to the bottom left of the 3 three way switch adjacent to it. It has 4 wires connected. A total of 4 Romex providing wires, which makes sense since the 3 way controls 2 lights. So. To recap, as much of a mess and number of wires that these switches have, it seems to me that I have a neutral to each switch, and installation of two Caseta switches should be just unhook / hook the wires in an identical fashion.
This next switch is boggling me. Remember, I'm stupid. 2 switches. Right switch for the back porch light. Left switch has always been a mystery switch. I thought it would control the nearby outlet but it doesn't. As much tinkering as I've done trying to figure out what it's purpose is, it seems to do nothing.
Both switches only have 2 wires connected on the right side of each. The top wire on each switch goes into a separate Romex and the bottom 2 from each switch wire nut together. Haven't located a neutral.
3 Romex coming from the inside.
And I think I just found 2 neutrals not connected.
These are neutral?
Seems like the first set of switches should just be plug and play but idk WTF is going on in this second box. If this second switch had an intended purpose I want to know what it is because I might want to utilize it. I had hoped it would control one of the nearby outlets. The second switch is for the back porch light and works, but only has the 2 wires hooked to it, the neutral seems unused. I'm gonna need a electrician for this one probably...
Here's the single switch in the bedroom.
It has 2 wires connected, and a loose neutral wire?
I was hoping I could just swap the switches in... I'm an electricity idiot, and will need some pretty comprehensive instructions if I'm going to have to rewire things...