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    I am replacing an old Intermatic dimmer switch that controls my porch light with a 3 way toggle switch and have hit a problem. I neglected to take a picture of the assembly prior to taking it apart and now can't figure out what goes where. In the switch box there is one 3 wire cable and two...
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    Hey everyone, I'm new to electrical and looking on advice on running 14/3 wire. Looking to join three lights in a circuit on a three-way. The current switch has a 14/2 coming in for power and a 14/2 to the light. For my new switch can I just run a 14/3 wire to the first light and then 14/2 to...
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    Hi all, I've begun electrical work in a house I'm inheriting that was built in 1900. I'm running into a few issues. Like most homes in our area, the entire second and third floors, and half of the ground floor is all on one breaker. This is what I'm assuming to be the original wiring of the...
  4. Electrical
    When repairing a light switch I came across this wiring in a supposed 3-way setting in my kitchen. Two Single Pole Double Throw switches controlling a single light fixture. Check out the quick and dirty wiring diagram showing the way these are connected. I believe there should be a 14/3...
  5. 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...
  6. Electrical
    so i was adding a few recessed lights onto an already existing circuit which is run off of a three way switch circuit. all of the wires that run to the lights in the basement run through the box that i tapped off of. i then disconnected the previous connection, added my hot lead and reformed the...
  7. Electrical
    I'm not an electrician, but I get around ok. This one has me stumped. I put in new switches in the box's and replaced the wiring except for the exterior wall because they are embedded inside a brick wall. I decided just to junction the old to the new wires. I wired the new switches just...
  8. Electrical
    I need some help please. I'm trying to install a new hallway light with two three-way switches on either end. So in my gang boxes, here is what I have: Switch 1: 12/2 wire that is the power source 12/2 wire that goes to the light 12/3 wire that goes to Switch 2 Switch 2: 12/3 wire that goes...
  9. Electrical
    I am trying to separate two lights that are controlled by two three way switches. The power comes into the first switch and the runners go to second switch and the hot line goes to the J box at the first light. The lights are both wired together in the J box. So the second switch only has the...
  10. Electrical
    Troubleshooting Three Way Switch Hello, I am having problems identifying wires in a three-way switch. Background -- I am in the process of replacing two three-way switches which control a receptacle. Inadvertently, I removed one of the original switches without noting the proper wiring...
  11. Electrical
    Hello, I have a hallway light that is controlled by two switches. On switch one there are two groups of wires. Group one has a black and a red and the second group has just a black. I am not including the ground and the white since I never screwed those up. Switch number two there are three...
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