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Do-it-yourself light switch wiring
Q. I recently changed a standard light switch to a dimmer switch. My issue is that I really had to stuff the new switch and wiring back into the box. Is there concern over fire? I capped everything and taped. But it’s tight quarters in there. TODD A., in Hotton’s chat room A. Those wires are very tough, and since you capped them and taped, that tight quarters should be OK. If you are still concerned, you might be able to buy a bigger box, but you may also have to buy a bigger plate. Or maybe, buy a double box to accommodate the wire, and put a double switch plate on it.