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I have a situation where there is a poor connection in the loop wire, I can fix the connection, but there is not enough room for the 3-way switch plus the yellow or orange wire caps (3 repaires/3 caps)

The old 3-way switch (about 60 years old) is much smaller then the new 3-way switch. The old wire was very brittle and broke off at the switch, so I had to add some new #12 to the old wire to make it long enough to rewire to the switch. I'd send a comparison pic, but the old switch came apart when I removed it.

  • do you have an actual question? – jsotola Feb 12 '18 at 0:09
  • Welcome back. What do you mean by "loop wire"? Switch loop? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Feb 12 '18 at 0:13
  • Downstairs & Upstairs wall switches controlling upstairs kit fixture. – SH Queens Feb 12 '18 at 0:41
  • The downstairs switch has gone bad and it is smaller then the 3 way switches available now. – SH Queens Feb 12 '18 at 0:42
  • Yes, my question is - does anyone know of a smaller 3-way wall switch and/or does anyone know of a method of capping/splicing new to old wires without using the yellow (large) caps? – SH Queens Feb 12 '18 at 0:56

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