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  1. Electrical
    So I'm rewiring my den. The previous owners had 2 wall lights wired up(2 random holes in the wood paneling with no electrical boxes). So I eliminated those and I have the circuit working with no light switches involved which is different than the attached diagram. I've included a very crude...
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    Hello. I replaced some ceiling lights with LED types. Had to replace the old 3 way dimmer switch because it wasn't working with the new LEDs, and used a Leviton universal set to LED. Used a no touch volt meter for safety. Put in dimmer switch and appears to work with other switch. Can turn on...
  3. Electrical
    Hi Everyone! My kitchen has 6 LED pucks in the ceiling for lighting that are controlled via a 3-way switch set-up (1 switch at each end of the kitchen). I'm trying to replace the 2 switches with the TP-Link HS210 smart switch kit (a smart switch kit for 3-way switch situations). I'm having a...
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    Hello: I am wiring up a set of stairway lights where the wire is run behind the wall. Its a four wire setup with black, red, white and ground wire. I may have wired the whole thing wrong at this point, but have to live with what I have. I want a 3 way at the top and bottom of the stairs, and...
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    Hi, I am doing a remodel and I currently have two lights between two 3 way switches with the power coming in from one of the lights. See attached for the diagram. I am interested in eliminating one of the light switches. Can someone please explain how to cap off one of the switches and run...
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    Hi all. I just bought some cheap floor lamps at Walmart that were on deep discount, and the main lamp has a 3 way socket. I want to change the socket to a standard because, 3 way LED's are expensive, and I don't like running the 3 way Incan's in the warmer months because of the heat. I...
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    I just got a Wink Relay and I have never dealt with electrical so I don't know much. Instructions says Wink Relay works with single and double switch, however I have 3 light switches by my front door where I am trying to install. I am presuming this is called a "triple switch". I have also heard...
  8. Electrical
    Hello All, Working on a cabin NW Montana. Have a couple instances where we have run a 15A circuit using 14/2 and (due to a mix up with my material order) have run 12/3 for any of our 3 way (and a couple 4 way) switches. Again power from the panel as well as the run going from switch to lights...
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    In replacing an ugly old light switch, i see that inside the box, the white wire is connected through from top/bottom, and the switch has 2 blacks and a red, no ground. This switch controls an outdoor motion sensor floodlight. I have attached a picture. This is the only switch that controls the...
  10. Electrical
    Hi, I'm new to the forum so please bare with me. In my kitchen I have a 3-way switch set-up that controls (1) small light. I am trying to install an additional light by taking power from the existing light. There are three sets of wires going to the electrical box of the existing light. 3 Wire...
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    Hello All, New to the forum so I am not able to edit my profile yet. Here is my issue: In my kitchen I have two switches that operate my kitchen light (ceiling fan). One from the garage (SW1) and one from the dining room (SW2). All was fine until all of a sudden SW2 only turns the light on...
  12. Electrical
    I am replacing a light fixture that is on 3 way switches. I'm not exactly how it is wired because the house is old. All I know is that 2 switches can control the light. Also, power to light seems to be coming from two breakers as I had to turn two breakers off to completely cut power to the...
  13. Electrical
    i have a light that is controlled by 2 3 way switches. the circuit goes: power> 3way > 3way >light On the second 3 way switch i want to replace it with a combo switch with always hot receptacle but there is no constant hot wire. coming into the second 3 way switch is 2(a red and a black)...
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    Hello All, I am looking for some help. I have a 3 way switch (which was working properly) to control a light in stairwell. I replaced the switch at base of stairs with a Lutron Maestro Occupancy sensing switch (designed for 3 way switches). The set up is working, but the trouble is that the...
  15. Electrical
    In my basement I have power (12-2) going to a 4 way gang box (A) at the top of my stairs. I would like to put four separate 3-way switches in that box to control 4 separate sets of lights. In the basement is a second 4 way gang box (B) that will have 4 3-way dimmers to control the same 4 sets...
  16. Electrical
    HERE'S THE SITUATION: I have a 3-way, 30 amp wire coming from my fusebox and going to a light switch in my dining room. The wire then goes to a light switch at the top of the stairs to my basement. From there it goes to a third light switch in the basement for multiple lights in the ceiling. I...
  17. Electrical
    I have a room with a rather silly wiring setup, I won't get into the details unless someone is really curious. The basics are I have 2 switch boxes, in series I guess with each other, that then leads to the lights for the room. The first switch box is just a splice, and there is no switch...
  18. Electrical
    Sometimes a picture is worth 1,000 words, so please see the attached. I'd like to use an existing 3-way switch as a source of power for a new switch & light. I do not want the existing 3-way switch to control the new light. I was initially thinking I could simply pigtail both the existing red...
  19. Electrical
    Hi everyone and thank you for giving a try on my problem:thumbsup: I would like to replace a 3 way switch with a motion sensor 3 way switch. Situation: At my house entrance there is a electric box with 2 switches. One is a regular switch for the outside light. The other is a 3 way switch for...
  20. Electrical
    I'm trying to replace one 3-way switch that controls a fan and light with a 3-way that has two switches so that I can turn the light and the fan on/off independent of each other. Tried following the directions on the switch box as well as Google'ing around, haven't been able to get it to work...
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