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#128830 - 02/03/04 04:52 PM 3 & 4 way switches
Randy Offline
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does anyone know a better way to hook up 4 way switch circuits controlling a ceil fan and light seperately other than running parallel 14-3's to each switch ? I hope this makes sense..
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#128831 - 02/03/04 05:20 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches
jeffrose Offline
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please elaborate
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#128832 - 02/04/04 12:07 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches
Mean Gene Offline
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It sounds like the question you are asking was discussed in this thread here . . .
http://electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum1/HTML/003829.html
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#128833 - 02/04/04 05:15 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches
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here's the situation. I'm controlling a ceiling fan light from 3 locations and now the home owner wants all the lights and fans on different switches.I know I can double run the 14-3 to each location and do this , but is there a better more economical,less laborous way to accomplish this?
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#128834 - 02/04/04 05:19 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches
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Can you use a casablanca fan/light that has a frequency control http://www.casablancafanco.com/services/omans/instructions_it.pdf
I believe it is called the Inteli-Touch control

[This message has been edited by jeffrose (edited 02-04-2004).]
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#128835 - 02/04/04 07:21 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches
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As jeffrose mentioned, the option of using some types of Remote Control might be of assistance here.

Either Radio, Ir, or carrier current, this would eliminate additional cabling - but increase the costs and complexity of the switchloops.

X-10 equipment is one popular Carrier-Current method of control.

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#128836 - 02/05/04 06:37 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches
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Scott,

Do you like the X-10 system? Icall it X-maybe, what about radio ra? But I think Randy was trying to keep it economical.

[This message has been edited by jeffrose (edited 02-05-2004).]
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#128837 - 05/05/04 05:13 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches
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I'm sure you offered this, Randy. If not it's a few months too late, but power to the fan/light and three remote controls are pretty easy on the labor.

Dave
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#128838 - 05/05/04 05:15 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches
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Battery-type remotes, that is...not hard wired.

Dave
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#128839 - 05/22/04 11:04 PM Re: 3 & 4 way switches
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Besides X-10, you could also go with a Touchplate (despard ?) LV switch setup & remote relays near the load(s). Probably not the cheapest, but pretty easy to install.

Since this is long after you probably finished, tell us how you finally did it.

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