Electrical – How to ground two switches in a handy box that were previously ungrounded


I am replacing two light switches in my bathroom. One controls the light above the sink and the other controls the fan in the ceiling. When I took the old switches out, I saw that the three neutrals were connected together. The three grounds were connected together. One black was connected to a switch, the other black was connected to the other switch, and the third was pigtailed to both switches. My question is on the grounding wires coming from the supply that are connected together. How should I ground the switches themselves? The box is a plastic box.

Best Answer

All the ground wires in a box should be connected together, so add a pigtail from each switch to the ground wire nut, and connect them all together. If this gets to be a lot of wires (sounds like 3 cables and 2 switches, so 5 total) it may be easier to use a push-in connector instead:

5 connector  push-in connector

or for 6 conductors:

6 conductor push-in connector