I want to use some smart switches and wanted to eliminate the use of 3 way switch in a 3 gang outlet. Can you please walk me through which wires to connect and which ones to cap.
Switch 1 - three way switch which operates with another three way switch upstairs --> this is the one i want to eliminate. I may put the a smart switch at the junction at the top of the box if this is possible.
Switch 2 - single pole switch that controls main entrance light --> this is where I have a smart switch
Switch 3 - single pole switch that controls outside light --> this is where i have another smart switch
When i opened up the box - all the neutrals were packed together. I have split them up and connected them together for switch 2 and switch 3 to work (which it does).
I also noticed that one of the black wires ran through each of the switches originally. I have now separated them between the 2 smart switches and the 1 dumb switch.
Currently, the three way switch does not work.
My question is - can i have a 1 dumb three way switch with 2 smart switches. Also, can all the neutrals be connected together to complete the circuit?
I am open to replacing the three way switch to a single pole that is simply controlled from upstairs.