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Old 09-11-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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Help! Three way switch conundrum. (Diagram)


I'm not an electrician, but I get around ok.
This one has me stumped. I put in new switches in the box's and replaced the wiring except for the exterior wall because they are embedded inside a brick wall. I decided just to junction the old to the new wires. I wired the new switches just like the old ones, but up at the junction box I totally lost my way.
I need someone to solve the question mark on the drawing by connecting the lines and fixing anything else I may have screwed up.
It worked fine before, so I know this switch setup is possible...
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seems like you could dispense with the new source cable in the lower left if you wire the cans as "at end of run". That is, red-traveller to red-traveller and black-traveller to black-traveller between the 3-ways. The black common on lower RIGHT left connects to source. the black common on lower LEFT connects to the cans.

I think. I'm not an electrician. Did you do more than your code allows? If so, suggest getting legal.

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oh yeah, porch light switch just passes to porch light and ignores the other stuff.
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In the old switch box you have cable or in conduit { pipe } ?

If latter it will be much easier to deal with it.

Once I know the answer then myself or other members can able address the correct way to hook up the circuits.


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