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Old 11-23-2012, 09:09 AM   #16
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Ok, lets get specific here...

You ran a 14/2 to the stacked switch.

You ran a 14/3 from the stacked switch to the fan box.

You ran a 14/3 from WHERE to the other switch box? This is the important information. If you ran this cable from the fan box to the 2nd switch box, then you will need another wire.
14/2 power in to the Cooper over/under switch
14/2 from the top single pole switch to the fan (black wire)
14/3 from the bottom 3-way switch to the light in the fan (blue wire)
14/3 from the light (blue wire) in the fan to the 3-way toggle switch
In the Cooper over/under box I wire nutted the 3 white wires together (14/2 power in, 14/2 out to fan and 14/3 out to light) and then connected them to the white Common wire in the fan (only one white wire in the fan unit)
The red wire coming from the stacked Cooper switch was wire nutted together at the fan and passed on to the 3-way toggle switch

I hope this makes sense!!! If there is something else I need to do, please let me know.

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This is what you should have...

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This is what you should have...

I printed out your wiring diagram and will compare it to how I actually wired the light on Monday. Thank you VERY much for this information.
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The drawing above will work but does not meet code. You must use the black or red coming back form the switch as the connection to the light blue wire.
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The drawing above will work but does not meet code. You must use the black or red coming back form the switch as the connection to the light blue wire.
You are supposed to tape the white wire black. I did forget to add that in my "cleaned up" drawing.
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Thats true, but you can not have 2 whites connected to the light, even taped.
You would need to connect the white to the black or red and feed the light with black or red.
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Thats true, but you can not have 2 whites connected to the light, even taped.
You would need to connect the white to the black or red and feed the light with black or red.
I understand the diagram and will try it on Monday. I do have the light in the fan wired differently and hopefully that is why the over/under switch appears to be cancelling out the 3-way toggle.
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This wiring diagram did the trick. Hooked the wires up just as shown, turned the power back on and the 3-way switches work just as they are supposed to.
I cannot thank you enough for this professional advice. You are definitely a life saver!!

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