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I know this has been asked before, but I just want to be clear on 1. what I need to test in order to be sure which box has the hot wire, and 2. the wiring steps to remove the second box. Many thanks!

Phillip

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    We need to see pictures of the boxes, there are multiple ways to wire a 3-way and we can't tell from here which you happen to have. Also how eliminated do you want? Is leaving a junction box ok? Or does this need to be removed completely to make way for something else? – Tyson Nov 24 '17 at 15:51
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    Are you trying to remove the box or just remove the 3 way switch? – Retired Master Electrician Nov 24 '17 at 16:55
  • I thought I gave a very good step-by-step on this last week. But lots of room for a good answer to address the other considerations here. Also +1 for using Excel as a drawing program. Very minecraft. Additionally, first rule of 3-ways, ignore wire colors, and especially ignore wire positions. Look at the screw colors, they define everything. – Harper Nov 24 '17 at 20:41
  • I'm just trying to remove the three way switch, not the box - I'll put a blank faceplate over it. – Phillip C Nov 25 '17 at 21:56

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