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I am taking a non bearing wall down that has electrical work in it, including a 3 way switch for a single light. I want to disconnect this switch so the other one works. How do I do this?

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    It depends. Where is the power coming from, and where is the fixture? – Chris Cudmore Jun 12 '14 at 15:38
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    Please post photographs of the wiring at each of the switches, and -- if you can trace the wiring -- a schematic of the circuit. – Niall C. Jun 12 '14 at 19:06
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You will have to trace the wires. You can look at How exactly does a 3-way switch work?. You should replace the remaining 3 way with a regular single switch and wire it normally to the light fixture.

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It depends. You might be lucky or not, depends on which way the wires go. Note that any any splices in wires must be accessible for future work.

Start with https://diy.stackexchange.com/a/4054/5960 and post some photos.

  • Define "abandon wires in the wall" please - one of the worst things one could do would be to leave hot wires in the wall. – The Evil Greebo Jun 15 '14 at 12:12
  • Abandoning a traveler in the wall is OK: he has access to both sides. There's not enough detail in the question to really outline the options. The OP has not come back, so there's little incentive to give a full answer. – Bryce Jun 16 '14 at 20:53

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