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something fun #57598
10/17/05 12:39 PM
10/17/05 12:39 PM
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lamplighter  Offline OP
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Clawson,Michigan,USA
I once did a service call at a house built pre-1940.
The owner was having trouble with a cieling fixture, in the hall way, switched from both ends.
After disecting the wiring in half of this house, I finally figured out how the original electrician wired this 3-way switching.
A few of the old timers I've talked with over the years called it a Chicago Hook-up.
Anyone here know what that is?
We're talking knob and tube days ok?

10 points to the first correct answer.

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Re: something fun #57599
10/17/05 01:22 PM
10/17/05 01:22 PM
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hbiss  Offline
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Hawthorne, NY USA
How about 10 points to whoever can find the thread where we discussed this and the different variations. [Linked Image]

-Hal

Re: something fun #57600
10/17/05 01:56 PM
10/17/05 01:56 PM
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lamplighter  Offline OP
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Sorry,
As I said in one of my other recent posts, I'm new here. I don't know what has been discussed in the recent past.

Re: something fun #57601
10/17/05 03:51 PM
10/17/05 03:51 PM
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hbiss  Offline
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No problem, matter of fact it can be good to rehash this stuff every once and a while. Other new people may not have seen it either.

Thought there was an illustration in the Technical Reference Area...

-Hal

Re: something fun #57602
10/17/05 06:52 PM
10/17/05 06:52 PM
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Roger  Offline
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N.C.
Lamplighter, welcome to the forum. Most everything under the sun has been discussed at one time or another here, but that doesn't mean we won't discuss (or argue [Linked Image]) it again.

Roger

Re: something fun #57603
10/17/05 08:24 PM
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Anaheim, CA

Re: something fun #57604
10/17/05 09:46 PM
10/17/05 09:46 PM
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lamplighter  Offline OP
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Posts: 101
Clawson,Michigan,USA
Thanks guys,
I can see where the same subjects would come up every so often. The trade has a wide scope and there are almost always more than one way to get an acceptable result in the field.
Throw in the fact that there are so many members to this forum and some topics have to come up over and over.
Although, I still haven't seen anyone post the answer here. heh heh.
Just kidding.
I'll give you guys another riddle in another thread if you like.

Re: something fun #57605
10/17/05 10:18 PM
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e57  Offline
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Posts: 2,876
S.F.,CA USA
Now I lost... Is a "Chicago" anything like a "French", or "Hollywood 3-way"??


Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: something fun #57606
10/18/05 08:23 AM
10/18/05 08:23 AM
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lamplighter  Offline OP
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Posts: 101
Clawson,Michigan,USA
I checked the link above and didn't see anything about the chicago hook-up however, there is a referance to a third, illegal way to make a three way system work.
I'll accept that the person who wrote about that probably knows what it is.
For those that don't here's a hint.
It is illegal and doesn't use travelers.

Re: something fun #57607
10/18/05 09:17 AM
10/18/05 09:17 AM
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Roger  Offline
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Posts: 1,716
N.C.
Check out these versions, the second one is legal, I think. [Linked Image] These are from Coleman Electrical Graphics

[Linked Image]

or

[Linked Image]

Ronald Coleman has some very good and informative graphics on his site, check out the link below


http://home.comcast.net/~ronaldrc/wsb/html/view.cgi-home.html-.html

Roger




[This message has been edited by Roger (edited 10-18-2005).]

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