Today this DIY instruction video was brought to my attention after it made its way through the internet all the way to Germany. It tells US DIYers how easy it is to replace a switch with a new switch or dimmer.
Unfortunately I would say it contains several serious flaws. I am sure you will spot them immediately! The full video is at the bottom of the page.
I can relate, Kevin. Years ago, my mother complained of being shocked in the milk house at my family's dairy farm. Turns out, some farm hands replaced a single pole grounded switch with an ungrounded three-way in a box with a false ground downstream. When the grain room light was off, the rest of the circuit downstream had a hot ground at 120V. Needless to say, I was upset.
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-Virgil Residential/Commercial Inspector 5 Star Inspections Member IAEI