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Old 06-30-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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I have a dining room fixture with two switches that look like this:



The switch on the left is a dimmer.

The switch on the right also has black & white wires (not currently connected) coming in from the bottom of the box for two wall sconces. I cannot get the wall sconces to work at the same time as the dining room fixture. It's always one or the other.

Does anyone have any suggestions.

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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you dont have a neutral available at the 'right' switch. you need an xx-4 cable between the dining room fixture and the 'right' switch to make what you want work.

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Techy,

Thanks for the reply. Is there a different way to wire this without running new wire? My wife said that she would even prefer having the lights on two separate dimmers.

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Techy,

Thanks for the reply. Is there a different way to wire this without running new wire? My wife said that she would even prefer having the lights on two separate dimmers.

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You could remake the existing spice and make each switch a single pole.

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Thanks Stickboy1375.

Any ideas on what the wiring would look like?

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Thanks Stickboy1375.

Any ideas on what the wiring would look like?

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One member here does a great job at doing wiring diagrams, maybe they will chime in, or I'll draw you up something later.
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Thank you again!
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Hopefully this is how your existing dinging room light is wired, if not, just let me know.

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