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Old 12-14-2007, 12:24 PM   #1
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soooo I've got the following wiring setup in our kitchen......old farmhouse and i've been slowly upgrading the old wiring as we remodel. The five light fixtures are replacing the single that was located above the sink, there's one 3-way for the central ceiling fixture, and a seperate power in from the dining room light.

I replaced the wiring one at a time and made the connections as i "thought" they were previously, but when power was turned back on, only my 3-way was working. The single switch for the seperate fixtures wouldn't come on.

My question is, how should this connection be made at the ceiling fixture??

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Old 12-14-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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If I am following your diagram correctly, and it is very confusing, you need one more wire from the central light to the single pole switch.

I hope you aren't trying to connect your neutral (white) wire to the switch. That's what it looks like on the diagram.

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thanks for the responce HH......sorry for the confusion. I left out the connection at the central fixture as a "fill in the blank" sorta excercise . I feel i'm missing the connection from the power to the single pole.....
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:38 PM   #4
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Try this Ryan..... you need to get a neutral to your lights as HH says so you will need another wire. To do this run a 14/2 G cable to your double gang switch box along with a 14/3 G for the 3 way switch. Connect as shown
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That diagram makes my head hurt.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:48 PM   #6
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Should I dim the lights?
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thanks Stub......
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Aww Stub, look at the post times. You posted a half a sec before me. I was talking about the OP's diagram. Your diagram was superb.

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Aww Stub, look at the post times. You posted a half a sec before me. I was talking about the OP's diagram. Your diagram was superb.

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I'm sorry Andy... but i never know about you, you always keep me guessing
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I'm sorry Andy... but i never know about you, you always keep me guessing
I think that is what he wants to do!
Come on Stubbie, who else can fix problems here and abroad!
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Yea, Stubbie! You are the man!
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:14 PM   #13
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I don't think it would take much to cause me grief with the way they wire in the UK, but it does actually have a logic to it.
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Hey Stubb...thanks for taking the time to work that out. Got to it this weekend and all worked fine .

I appreciate the knowledge base here and the personal time people take to help others.....

I even enjoy the sarcastic remarks ......these forums wouldn't be any fun without sarcasm...
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Your welcome Ryan.... always nice to hear a project came out well

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