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Bagpuss1974 10-09-2008 04:39 PM

Three way switch to simple two way?
 
Hi - I have a room that has two three way switches, one opposite walls.

I have no need for the switch on the far wall, and want to make the other switch a "regular" light switch.

How should I re-wire the other (the one I DO NOT WANT) so I can do this?

Thanks

Phil.

chris75 10-09-2008 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bagpuss1974 (Post 170167)
Hi - I have a room that has two three way switches, one opposite walls.

I have no need for the switch on the far wall, and want to make the other switch a "regular" light switch.

How should I re-wire the other (the one I DO NOT WANT) so I can do this?

Thanks

Phil.

If you have no use it then just dont use it... :) Seriously, do you plan on removing the switch and patching the wall?

Bagpuss1974 10-09-2008 04:54 PM

I was hoping to remove it and drywall over it since it ruins the wall as is (we've redecorated etc.).

chris75 10-09-2008 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bagpuss1974 (Post 170174)
I was hoping to remove it and drywall over it since it ruins the wall as is (we've redecorated etc.).


Your going to have to open the switch you want removed and see whats going on, you cant just bury a box like that. How bout a blank plate painted to your wall color?

Bagpuss1974 10-09-2008 05:06 PM

Yes. I considered that - and that's why i posted here.

I need to know which wires to connect properly so that the right connection is made....

220/221 10-09-2008 06:36 PM

What you need to do depends on how it's wired.

Whether or not you can bury the box also depends on the wiring.

Take two pics or describe in DETAIL the wires/cables in each box. It is just a matter of a couple wire nuts to rewire it.


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