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Old 11-28-2006, 09:43 AM   #1
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I am wanting to run a light fixture to my attic that can be turned on/off with 2 switches, One at the bottom of the stairs and one at the top. I know I will have to run the power to one switch and then to the light fixture. My question is this: can I just run another switch from the light fixture to allow me to turn the light off or does the second switch need to be connected to the first switch.

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Old 11-28-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
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If I read correctly, what you want is a "three way switch." Google will give you lots of good info.

Note: I've never put one of these in myself, so I don't know how good the info is!

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Old 11-28-2006, 05:00 PM   #3
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There are at least eight different ways to wire three way switches.
They include power to switch, power to light, light and power to one switch, light at one switch power at other switch, power and both switches to light

Check this link

http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switc...3way/index.htm
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Thanks for the info and link. I think I can tackle this project now.....
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:51 PM   #5
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Cool. Any more questions during the project, be sure to ask.

Cayote - as a side note and I don't mean this to sound disrespectful at all, but I think that as long as someone asks a legitimate and relevant question, we try to take care of it here and not tell people to google. Anything can be googled, the very reason why we are all hear is to offer interactive help and an easier, more organized forum for information. Welcome to the forums BTW.
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