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Old 07-18-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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Reconnecting 3-Way Switch

I was doing some remodeling and disconnected a fixture in the hallway to move some electrical. Unfortunately I don't remember how it was all connected and would like some advice before trying.

The connections are all at the fixture. Power comes into the box on 14/2. Currently it's not connected to anything. I have two 3-way switches coming into this box (a switch at the bottom and top of the stairway) as well as a feed going out to the bedroom that should always be hot.

Currently, the red and white wires are still connected by their original connections so I think I can leave those as is. It's the rest of the connections I'm unsure of. I've attached a picture for clarification. All the images I can find for how to wire a three way switch seem to be a different configuration than mine.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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Bedroom black to power black as well as switch one black.

Bedroom white to power white as well as white from light.

Black from switch 2 to black on light.

Make sure the circuit is off while working on it. Also, I don't want to give you bad info, I'm just going off of what I see there.


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