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Old 09-03-2007, 09:49 PM   #16
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Very good thread! I just re-wired my 3 way today and was getting 60v~ and thought i had things upside down. Sure enough i searched here and found the answer.

I also think the length of the 14-3 determines how much induced voltage you will have. My home is an older one and for some odd reason, they ran the wires to the basement then back to the 2nd floor for the 2 way . I must have about 40 feet of wire for a 3 way switchin system 10 feet apart.

Either way, good post and just wanted to chim im...


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Old 09-04-2007, 07:30 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by sootybuttercup View Post
A tip for anyone using their body as a voltage tester...use 2 fingers on the same hand and make sure no other part of your body is touching anything that may be grounded (wet floor, copper pipe, neutral wire, etc). The last thing you want is voltage passing through your heart (if you grabbed a wire in each hand, or were standing on a wet floor in regular shoes). I'm not recommending "human voltage testers" but, like any other dangerous thing, there is a right way and a wrong way...if you insist on doing it.
Although you do point out that voltage passing through the heart is very bad, NEVER EVER use your body as a tester!!!!!!
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:20 PM   #18
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I have a problem with a 3-way switch in the master bedroom. When one switch is shut off the other will not work to turn it on. It seems to go in both directions. I will use the link to try and fix it when I am brave enough to mess with electricity some day. Water, close quarters and even heights don't scare me, but honestly I am scared of anything with a wire. I always check the breaker 2 or 3 times before touching anything LOL.[/quote]

You've swapped one of your travellers with your common. I do this for a living and I did this same thing just today
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