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Old 08-05-2014, 09:50 AM   #1
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3-way bathroom switch


How do I wire a 3-way switch in my bathroom so that it doesn't require both switches to be "on" to turn on the lights? Here's how it's wired now.

Power to #1 switch via 12-2
14-3 from #1 switch to #2 switch
Blacks connected to switches
Whites connected to each other
Power out from #2 switch to lights.



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Old 08-05-2014, 10:03 AM   #2
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I hope this is a 15 amp circuit as the #14 is too small for a 20 amp circuit.

Power in and power out on the common screws of the switches. Black and red of the 3 wire cable are the traveler on the brass screws of the switches. Whites splice through. All grounds together and to the switches.
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You didn't say what you did with the reds.

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Lol.... My bad. I hooked both blacks up on the same side with the reds hooked on the opposite.


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The connections on the traveler screws does not matter as long as the correct wires are used. Also left, right, top and bottom all depends on brand and orientation.
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I suppose I don't know how to upload a pic from my photos on my phone. It says I don't have permission.


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Those diagrams show the same thing I described and as Joed already posted.
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