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That part on the left can't be right. If you closed the sink light switch it would trip the breaker. That is a dead short from hot to neutral. The black tape is not a mistake. That should be the feed to the switch and the black is the switch leg that returns to the light. Then the light is connected to the neutral with the others. The black wire to the 2 ...


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I figured it out after opening it up. The old switches the previous owner installed were actually upside down and the common terminal was in the wrong spot, so when I tired them up the same way the hot was only being properly fed by one switch and when that switch was off the other switch wouldnt work. Once I figured out that that was the problem it was an ...


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Assuming your switches are similar to the Leviton 1463 (wiring diagram taken from their site): there is a resistive bridge between the two travellers that is tapped to feed one end of the pilot light, with the other end connected to the common terminal. When you put two of these in circuit and put the switches in opposite positions, the net effect is ...


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Sounds like a commonplace switch arrangement to me, the kind where the power comes to the switch and then to the lamp. This is the simplest type (in tems of understanding it) where hot+neutral come first to the switch, hot is switched, then switched-hot+neutral proceed to the lamp. Yellow is rarely seen in residential wiring. I think they are actually ...



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