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Old 04-08-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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I have a box with four switches and two of them are three-ways on each end, because one is for the ceiling fan in the living room and it has a single switch beside it for the fan to cut on or off. The other single switch is for the dining room light. The other three-way switch is for the kitchen light.
I have one hot wire in the box. The white wire is all together and the ground wire is all together. I have one white and red wire cap off also. The problem is that i forgot to label the wires before I pull them off. all i have is black wires and two red wires which know are travelers. I use meter to find which was the hot wire. The reason for changing them is to rockers panel switch to update the house. I didn't have any problem changing the other single switches and three-way switches.

Please help because I can't use my kitchen or living room.

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DO you have access to a circuit tester?
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yes, i have a circuit tester. That's how I found which was hot and its black.
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yes, i have a circuit tester. That's how I found which was hot and its black.
Its more than ten.
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Chances are that the red black wires from the 3 wire cable are the travelers. The three way switches are fed from this end. All the whites should go together. CAn you post a pic?
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yes,/Users/Family/Pictures/IMG_1886.JPG/Users/Family/Pictures/IMG_1885.JPG/Users/Family/Pictures/IMG_1884.JPG/Users/Family/Pictures/IMG_1883.JPG
The one's on the right are the old ones and the one's on the left are what I'm putting in the house.
The other two are the box I'm working on.
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Can you post a link?
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what do you mean a link?
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I have several books on basic electrical. But none show me how to do this problem with the four switches.
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links would take someone directly to your pictures, simply by clicking on them.

The addresses that you posted for your photos are not complete.There is something missing in front of the /Users/....
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The link won't work because it is a path on her computer, not a link to a picture storage site.
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Liz,

At the top of this text box is a paperclip symbol. Click on it, then click on BROWSE to find the pictures you want to upload. Follow the instructions.

You could also upload them to photobucket.com and then copy a link over here.

1st option may be easier for you.

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I have the photo bucket,but don't know how to get it here in the chat room.
I'm trying to learn how to do all this, but I had a dell, but I have an iMac and I'm still learning how to do it. Because its different then what I learn on the other computer.
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go to photobucket and get the direct link. At the top of the message reply box, click the button(second from right) that looks like an upside down envelope. Insert link and click OK. If the link was proper the image will appear in your post.
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