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Old 08-16-2010, 11:23 AM   #1
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Three way switches

I have a small bathromm (Jack and Jill) that has two switches for the lights. One is a three way switch with the white wires spiced together in the box, two hot wires to the switch, and a red traveler wire to the switch. Seems Right. The other switch is only a two way switch so that it has to be on for the three way switch to work at all. It has one red traveler wire and one hot wire - that is all. Can I attach the hot wire to the COM post on a new three way switch, and put in a jumper from the push-in connector at the COM and jumper to the other pole rather that have someone find a hot wire in the box to splice into?
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Pictures of each box would really help.
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If there are only two wires in the one box you can't make a three way switch work there properly. You will need a new cable or a wireless three way.
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