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3=way wiring

Posted by Tom on March 2nd, 2003 09:42 PM
In reply to 3 way switch circuits by Leenie on March 2nd, 2003 09:00 PM [Go to top of thread]

one wire to existing switch should be "hot".. that wire goes to common post on new 3 way switch. other wire that goes to the light.. must be connected to the common post on the new 3 way switch using 1 wire of the 14/3..the other two wires of the 14/3 connect between the remaining two terminals of both switches...if a 2nd light is desired connect in parallel with existing light. so new wire should go between two new switches... the two wires to existing switch.. one goes to one swich common... the other to the 2nd switch common... the neutral wire is already to light.. if 2nd light is wanted .., feed off existing light , not the switch...
3 way switch is easier to understand if you draw it on paper first.. 2 wires to light.. on one wire erase a section of wire & insert 3 way switches with each end of erasure of single wire connected to common terminals of switches and 2 wires to remaining two terminals between the two switches...
I dont know if this helps or not or if it is as clear as mud...If not sure, consult an electrician!!!!!

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