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j2m 10-03-2010 06:15 PM

Wiring multiple lights between power source and switch
 
I did it myself under the supervision of an electrician and simply expected it to work. It hasn't. Here is what exists.

(1) panel/power source, (2) 14/2 with ground to (3) 3 way switch, (4) 14/3 with ground, (5) first light fixture, (6)14/3 with ground, (7) second light fixture, (8)14/3 with ground, (9) third light fixture, (10) 14/3 with ground, (11) 3 way switch/end.

I would like to eliminate the first switch completely (3) and control all three lights by a single pole switch at the end (11). Can anyone tell me whether this be done without re-wiring? Can anyone diagam it if it can be done?

Thanks.

joed 10-03-2010 07:24 PM

It won't work with the three ways but you can make it work with the single switch.

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Kirky 10-03-2010 08:15 PM

lets see if I can help you, You have two boxes with 3w in each one, and you have these lites that you want to be on with a sp sw. Heres the basics, You need to get the hot and switch leg somehow into one box, either by physical meads or using one of the travelers as a extension of the power or switch leg, to attach to a sp switch. By doing some simple troubleshooting you can eliminate the other swich just by using the existing wires in the wall and other boxes.

j2m 10-03-2010 08:29 PM

Wiring multiple lights between power source and switch
 
Thanks, gentlemen. I'll give those a try.


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