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Old 03-17-2009, 07:24 PM   #16
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sorry, but another 3 way switch question


This would be the drawing to go along with the above description.


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sorry, but another 3 way switch question


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DONT RUN ANOTHER WIRE ITS NOT NEEDED!

Its simple do it this way you will need a four way switch.

Step 1 - The 3 way switch in the first box your going to remove
Step 2 - The black from the feed splice with the black from the new 14/3
Step 3 - This is where you need the 4 way. Your going to install it in the first box where I had you remove the 3 way. The red and white from the new 14/3 will now become travalers. Attach them to one side of the 4 way. The travelers that where attached to the 3 way you removed put them on the other side of the four way.
Step 4 - The new 3 way will have black as your common and red and white as your tavalers.

You will notice on the 4 way that the travalers might be different colors dont worry about that it doesn't matter. Just follow the steps and if you need anymore help just ask :-)
Sorry sorry he's 100% correct, i realiezed afterwards you can do it just like he says.
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sorry, but another 3 way switch question


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Originally Posted by dSilanskas View Post
DONT RUN ANOTHER WIRE ITS NOT NEEDED!

Its simple do it this way you will need a four way switch.

Step 1 - The 3 way switch in the first box your going to remove
Step 2 - The black from the feed splice with the black from the new 14/3
Step 3 - This is where you need the 4 way. Your going to install it in the first box where I had you remove the 3 way. The red and white from the new 14/3 will now become travalers. Attach them to one side of the 4 way. The travelers that where attached to the 3 way you removed put them on the other side of the four way.
Step 4 - The new 3 way will have black as your common and red and white as your tavalers.

You will notice on the 4 way that the travalers might be different colors dont worry about that it doesn't matter. Just follow the steps and if you need anymore help just ask :-)
Although it took two attempts, your solution worked like a charm. I must have originally reversed the "sides" of the 4 way swith for some of the travelers, as it turned power to the other switches off completely. After switching the travelers around, it works perfectly. I assume that if it works, it is hooked up correctly?

Thanks - my wife thinks I am a genious.

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