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  1. Electrical
    We moved into our new house a month ago and noticed the 3 way switch at the top of the stairs (3-TOS) controls the light in the middle of the stairs (LMS) and the light at the bottom of the stairs (LBS). There is a 3 way switch at the bottom of the stairs (3-BOS) as well. However, they don't...
  2. Electrical
    Hi everyone, :glasses: My kitchen has 4 recessed lights that are operated by 2 switches: 1) The first is a 3-way Leviton switch (calling it switch 1). 2) The second is a 3-way Leviton dimmer switch (push/rotary/on/off knob dimmer). The lights started flickering when turned on and hissing sound...
  3. Electrical
    I'm about to embark upon an installation of 3-way switches with Pilot Lights. Have done 3-way & 4-way before, but not with Pilot Lights. Could use some advice / diagrams for installation of 3-way & 4-way switches with Pilot Light. Thanks, randywpeters
  4. Electrical
    Hi all. I have a pantry light wired to a switch in which the toggle broke off. Upon removing it I discovered it's a 3-way switch. However, it's not paired with another 3-way switch. Turns out since it's such a small house, the original owners or builder, wired the above-the-stove range light/fan...
  5. Electrical
    I am new to 3-Way switches and their wiring. The project is LED 6w wall sconces to up-light the ceiling and make the dark side of the room brighter. 15A circuit. None of the simple charts cover something this complex to determine what wire to use in what section, and how to connect them, and...
  6. Electrical
    I am trying to fix (2) 3-switches that have not worked in years Have looked at youtube and diagrams Here is my setup I have one box that makes sense a hot wire (black) two traveler wires (black and red) I have a second box that does not make sense it has a single pole switch it in right now...
  7. Electrical
    Doing some remodeling and decided to put in new light switches. I ran into a problem with a 3 way light switch I need some help with. 1st box - red, blk and wht - all hot 2nd box - red, blk and wht - all hot I thought the travelers were not supposed to be hot? Why are all three hot? I...
  8. Electrical
    I need some help as I'm already in over my head, but know enough to stop and ask rather than make the situation worse. Problem: Changed out most of the 1st floor switches and outlets as part of a minor remodel. I went to a couple big-box stores to buy the switches. As we want Brown colored...
  9. Electrical
    Hi everyone, the special person I had wire my hallway did not do what I asked and instead put 2 lights on the 3-ways. So, what I want to do is wire 3 lights, to the 3-ways and a 4-way. I crudely drew my hallway with switch positions in the picture below. On the 1st switch is a 14-2 power in...
  10. Electrical
    Hello, I'm finishing my basement. I'd like to know if this is possible. Three lights controlled by three pairs of 3-way switches. 1st light in gym, 2nd light in office, 3rd light in hallway. I'd like to be able to control each light in each area at the entry and exit points. From the electrical...
  11. Electrical
    I tried fixing this with help from this forum over a year ago, and gave up. But it is annoying me enough that I'm going to give it another try. The problem, I think, is that it's an old house and the wires still have the old fuzzy brown coating. They are virtually indistinguishable. The...
  12. Electrical
    I'm trying to do something that seems very simple to me, but I can't seem to find any products that can do it. I'm trying to add a second (remote) switch to an existing single-pole dimmer switch, effectively creating a standard three-way dimmer switch setup, but with one of the two switches...
  13. Electrical
    I've seen similar threads, but it seems each configuration is unique. I am trying to replace an old digital switch with a new one. The switch controls outside lights, and was originally controlled by a second switch in the garage, in addition to the inside switch which is being replaced. When...
  14. Electrical
    I installed a new light fixture to a 3-way switch (1 dimmer and 1 on/off switch) and the dimmer blew when I first tried to turn it on. So, I replaced the dimmer and the new light fixture worked for about a day until the new dimmer blew. I decided to replace the dimmer with an on/off switch. I...
  15. Electrical
    help I'm rewiring a stair case 3-way switch. In my haste I ran power to the wrong switch--at least for what i'm used to. I have a set up like S1---S2---Light Power goes to the S2 switch, which would then essentially T to go to the other switch, and also to the light. Will this work...
  16. Electrical
    I just moved to my house and didn't do any of the wiring, and I can't figure out a way to fix this, so maybe someone here has a suggestion... I have a dining room light that is controlled by a single pole dimmer switch. There are 2 black wires connected to the top terminal and a single white...
  17. Electrical
    I am wiring 2 separate 3-way switches to power two groups of overhead lights. I'm going to run the 12-3 wire from one 2-gang box to the other and then use 12-2 to go to all the lights. My question is this: instead of running 2 separate 12-3 wires between the switch boxes, can I run one 12-3...
  18. Electrical
    Everything is working fine as is. Here is what I have: Nine station irrigation system. 12 station irrigation controller. Low voltage wires from the controller to a relay switch. Relay switch (220 volts) is next to a pump and tank. The relay switch is hooked up to a switch marked...
  19. Electrical
    I need to have switches at the top and bottom of my basement steps. Currently there is just a switch at the top, with power coming from the light. I want to install a second switch at the bottom, but I do not have access to the first switch to add an additional wire between them. Can I use the...
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