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megc 01-15-2012 02:27 PM

installing timer to 3-way switch
 
Have three way switch with a white, red and black wire. Black power. Timer has a red blue white black and green wire, GE Sunsmart. Want to install not sure where extra wires go. So far I know blk to blk green to copper grounding wire. But the three way switch white was attached to switch as a traveler so how do I install timer?

Julius793 01-15-2012 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by megc
Have three way switch with a white, red and black wire. Black power. Timer has a red blue white black and green wire, GE Sunsmart. Want to install not sure where extra wires go. So far I know blk to blk green to copper grounding wire. But the three way switch white was attached to switch as a traveler so how do I install timer?

My guess

Black to common
2 travelers to red blue
White of the timer goes to neutral hopefully there is one in the box
Green to copper

gregzoll 01-15-2012 02:54 PM

Actually Julius, you still have the blue. OP, there should be directions that came with that timer, what do they say? If you threw them out, lookie here, these are directions for it http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timer...als.html#15312

Julius793 01-15-2012 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll
Actually Julius, you still have the blue. OP, there should be directions that came with that timer, what do they say? If you threw them out, lookie here, these are directions for it http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timer...als.html#15312

What about the blue?

Julius793 01-15-2012 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll
Actually Julius, you still have the blue. OP, there should be directions that came with that timer, what do they say? If you threw them out, lookie here, these are directions for it http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timer...als.html#15312

I was told first rule installing timers is, throw away the instructions. second rule, never forget where you threw them away!!

gregzoll 01-15-2012 02:58 PM

Drink another Beer Julius. You are not mis-spelling enough like I do, after having a few.

Julius793 01-15-2012 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll
Drink another Beer Julius. You are not mis-spelling enough like I do, after having a few.

Beer was last night, today glenlivet 18

Julius793 01-15-2012 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll
Drink another Beer Julius. You are not mis-spelling enough like I do, after having a few.

Beside you can't really blame me I never did finish high school

gregzoll 01-15-2012 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Julius793 (Post 823523)
Beside you can't really blame me I never did finish high school

Me, if you asked my father, I passed by just the skin of my teeth.


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