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3 & 4 way switches #9489 04/30/02 07:10 PM
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ken m Offline OP
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i have a question regarding a 3 & 4 way switch scenerio. box 'a' contains a 3 way with power and a light leads, box 'b' contains a 3 way with light and power, and the 4 way which is in the middle of course. question is...how can i wire the 2 light to operate properly without running a separate wire between them? i hope this makes sense. i'm taking over a wiring job that the origional contractor abandoned. also i thought i saw a reference here to a web site regarding various connection of 3 & 4 ways.
thx for any help! ken m

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Re: 3 & 4 way switches #9490 04/30/02 07:17 PM
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You may have 2-wire travelers...Is there a red wire in either box?

Re: 3 & 4 way switches #9491 04/30/02 07:19 PM
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Ken.....try Here
or possibly Here
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Re: 3 & 4 way switches #9492 04/30/02 07:40 PM
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If you're saying you have 2 fixtures that need to be controlled from this system ... you need 4 conductor cable or a pipe system. Just run 4 conductors between the lights and you can put them "between" the switches. The conductors are 1 hot (or switched hot, depending where you sent the constant hot) 2 travelers and 1 neutral.
If you're stuck with 2 and 3 conductor cable you need to run the system in this order: 3 way-4 way-3 way light-light

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Re: 3 & 4 way switches #9494 05/02/02 05:27 PM
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Sparky,
Like the web sites I will show them to my classes.

Ken M.
Just for more info to keep in mind when you put four ways in. Depending on the manufacture of the four way some switch vertically and some switch horizontally.


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