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I was trying to replace two three way switches and half hot outlet. Now the switches don’t work and the outlet (both top and bottom) are always hot. I have tried every wire combination on both switches. I have broke the tab on the outlet (bronze) side. The wiring goes like this (switch by front door, 2nd switch in room (this is where the power comes in too), and then goes to outlet). What am I doing wrong? HELP....
 

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The three black wires are wire tied together. The common coming into the box is tied to the common going to the outlet. The red to the outlet, the red to the other switch, and common to the other switch were hooked on the three way.
 

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The three black wires are wire tied together. The common coming into the box is tied to the common going to the outlet. The red to the outlet, the red to the other switch, and common to the other switch were hooked on the three way.
so like this see where the black is on the second switch.
 

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That’s exactly how I have it hooked and I still have full hot top and bottom outlets. I have the tab broke off on the red and black side. I will pick up another outlet tomorrow and see if that makes and difference.
 

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That’s exactly how I have it hooked and I still have full hot top and bottom outlets. I have the tab broke off on the red and black side. I will pick up another outlet tomorrow and see if that makes and difference.
Take the black off the outlet and see what happens
 
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