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Old 12-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #31
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Does this look ok?
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:43 PM   #32
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Does this look ok?


BINGO! The hot and neutral on the switch travelers and the lamp on the switch commons.

That's the circuit, just don't try to wire it as it is dangerous and non compliant.

There is no compliant way to wire the circuit you describe.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:48 PM   #33
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Just wondering what would happen when the neutral goes on the brass and when the hot goes on the silver screw :S
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #34
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Just wondering what would happen when the neutral goes on the brass and when the hot goes on the silver screw :S

Are you talking about the terminals of the lamp? That is when the shell of the lamp socket is hot. The lamp doesn't care, it will work fine.
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the circuit will 'work' in that the light will go 'off' but in one of the switch configurations, both lamp terminals are hit with 120V. the light won't illuminate since there is no voltage difference between the terminals but if you touched the lamp socket, it would be no different than sticking your finger in a receptacle.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #36
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You unscrew the bulb part way and accidentally touch the screw base of the bulb as it comes out of the socket, you get electrocuted.
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You unscrew the bulb part way and accidentally touch the screw base of the bulb as it comes out of the socket, you get electrocuted.
electrocuted or shocked?
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:07 PM   #38
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electrocuted or shocked?
Same thing. Electrocuted doesn't necessarily mean death.
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Electrocuted doesn't necessarily mean death.
Wrong!
Look it up.
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electrocuted or shocked?
One can lead to the other:

Shocked, and if severe enough, electrocuted.

Nasty business ....
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Sure it will work. It is not compliant or safe, but it will work.
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Thanx for all the help worked perfectly but not wired to code. I cannot put neutrals into switches! Any other ideas guys?
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Thanx for all the help worked perfectly but not wired to code. I cannot put neutrals into switches! Any other ideas guys?
is the expectation for it to be code-compliant?
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is the expectation for it to be code-compliant?
yes it has to be code-compliant
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