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Old 10-22-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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I have to do wiring diagrams for homework at my trade school and i missed a couple days and need to get this done
I'm hoping that i can explain every problem and someone post a diagram or explain which wire goes were.
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1) power to GFI
First a 3 way switch with common on top, then a 4 way switch and then a 3 way with common on bottom, power is coming into gfi, gfi feeds all the switches, no lights.

2) 3 way switch to a 4 way to anothe 4 way swith then to a 3 way, power feeding receptacle;

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Old 10-23-2009, 08:22 AM   #2
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You stated "no lights" so what are the switches controlling? The GFI receptacle?

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Not enough info.
1.What are the switch powering. Are teh switches on the LINE or LOAD sie of the GFCI?
2. What are the switches powering? What switch is the controlled device connected to? It can be at any switch. Where is power? It can also be at any switch.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:18 PM   #4
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Best to post your diagrams, and then we can check them out for you...
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Best to post your diagrams, and then we can check them out for you...
Yes.

If you understand each symbol the only thing left is, Where does the current flow?
Current is what does things, voltage just makes it take the path of least resistance.

3-ways and 4-ways have many combinations as to where the current flows so you need a way to reduce the problem to something manageable.
I don't know if this can be taught.

First you ought to figure out the difference between a schematic and a wiring diagram.
One schematic (an abstract representation) can be implemented many different ways (wiring diagrams and wirelists are literal).
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I have to do wiring diagrams for homework at my trade school and i missed a couple days and need to get this done
I'm hoping that i can explain every problem and someone post a diagram or explain which wire goes were.
So, what you're saying is that you want people on the forum to do your homework for you? I guess two points for honesty. Minus two for hubris.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:21 PM   #7
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google.com has an images search. Click on this at the top at google.

Then you can search for what you are looking for, and include either of the following...

wiring diagram
schematic

Example...

GFI wiring diagram
4 way switch wiring diagram
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four way switch wiring diagram
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I'm hoping that i can explain every problem
The explanations may run a half page each.

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