Questions tagged [multiway-switch]

Use this tag for any time lights, fans, or devices are controlled from more than one wall switch location.

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Where can I find a triple three-way switch for a single-gang box?

I recently bought a house built in the 60s and am updating all the switches to be uniform and rocker type. I have a single gang box with a triple switch where all are 3 way. Does this even exist ...
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Changing some light switches around the home

Old 3 ways light switch... Hey guys I hope yall ok. I came this three way switch in the home. It's out of date. Trying to change then I notice something different. Around the house is black wires ...
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Turning on light no matter which switch is on

I have 3 lights in my house which are controlled by 3 individual or single pole switches. Now I want to add another 4th light which should be controlled by these 3 switches meaning if at least one out ...
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Outlet drop from 3 way Switch that doesn't have incoming power

I have a light in my kitchen with three-way switches. Power comes into the first switch and leaves with a red traveler wire. Black white and red wires come into the second three-way switch. I want to ...
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Help with 4-way (5 switches, 2 lights) wiring and Inovelli / Lutron Caseta Pico replacements

I've got a wiring setup that I'm trying to wrap my head around in order to replace the existing switches with a single smart switch (Inovelli Dimmer) and multiple Lutron Pico remotes. This will ...
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Perilex wall plug and multi switch configuration issues

I am having a serious issue with my mechanical ventilation system. I have replaced the old one and bought a new one from the same brand and with the connection (dammm Perilex!). I thought that the ...
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Am I installing this 3-way light switch correctly?

I'm currently planning on replacing a 3-way switch for the lights in my room with a motion-sensing one. Currently, the setup is as follows (refer to photos below): On the switch with incoming power, ...
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Is it safe to use the ground as a neutral when other grounds are available?

I moved into a new house and was working on making a three way switch work properly when I came across some creative wiring. The traveling wire between the switches was only two wires, and the ground ...
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Wiring in a Fluorescent Lamp with a 3 way motion sensor switch on the line side?

I'm trying to install a 3-way motion sensor switch on the line side of a fluorescent light -- from what I'm reading most 3-way motion sensor switches can only be installed on the load side. Looking at ...
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When am I *required* to add a neutral to a three-way switch, and what is the best way to do so?

I have a 3-way switch wiring situation that to my understanding is no longer to code because there is no neutral wire in one of the boxes - for some dimmers and smart switches, I would need to add a ...
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Ceiling fan light powered by two 3-way switches, but also by fan's single pole switch. Is it safe to replace the 3-way switch with a smart dimmer?

I have a very weird setup for my living room, and at first I didn't actually realize what was happening until I started looking into replacing a 3-way switch with a 3-way smart dimmer (Leviton DZ6HD ...
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Testing 3-way switch which was converted to 2-way by wiring in basic switch

I have a smart light switch (Lutron Caseta model PD-6ANS) which was installed on a 3-way circuit with the other end supposedly wired so that it functions as a single non-3-way switch (this is because ...
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Can 3-way wiring that works be wrong/dangerous?

I recently replaced a single pole switch with a 3-way. After following diagrams on many sites and watching several instructional videos on how 3-ways work (learning terms like "traveler" and ...
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I have 2x 3-Way leviton switches in one dual gang can i Merge those and have the option to turn on the lights on 3 spots?

So I knocked down a wall on the foyer of the house to expand a living area, on the foyer was 1 spotlight that was connected to a 3 way switch (1 in the foyer next to the door, 1 in the Livingroom) on ...
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Replacing old 2 way 2 gang switch with new 2 way 2 gang switch

I live in a Victorian house and am replacing a 2 gang light switch that contains two modules (i.e. each module is a two-way switch) that has a fair amount of complex wiring. One of the old modules has ...
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Can I run my three-way travelers in a 14/2 without a neutral in the cable?

I have a surplus of 14/2 and a little bit of 14/3, and this project is price-sensitive, so I drew up this plan to make use of what I have on hand. It minimizes the length of 14/3 needed because that's ...
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Help with wiring smart dimmer where 4 switches control ceiling lights

I currently have 4 traditional switches (1 dimmer, 3 remote) control ceiling lights in a hallway, using  A - D to represent junction boxes as follows: A: 3 way switch A -> B: 3 wire romex B: 4 way ...
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How do I create a 3-way switch UX for people in my house?

I know this borders on a shopping question. But I don't care about the brand. I am wondering about solutions and abilities. I have (at least) 7 different 3 way switches in my house. The upstairs ...
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Switch to power 1 device from two different AC power sources

I am trying to optimise workflow in my workshop and recently acquired a Master and Slave Auto Power-Off switch that turns on my workshop vacuum automatically when my power tool is switched on. The ...
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3-way dimmer switch conundrum

I just one replaced a Leviton 3-way switch w a 3-way dimmer. Now, however, the light only goes in when both switches are "up". I experimented w swapping the 2 traveller wires at their ...
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3-Way Switch Loop Conversion to Smart Switches

I am planning the conversion of a “3-way switch loop” to a configuration with smart switch(es). I’m also documenting the existing configuration so that I (or my successor) can restore it. Questions ...
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Hot Neutral Wires after breaker off

I'm in the U.S. I was working on a light that is part of a 4-way switch. The particular box I was working on was a 3-way switch with line coming in from the panel. In the box was the black line ...
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How should my three-way switch circuit be configured?

sorry, I am new to this site. I am in Northern New England (NH) I have added a couple pics. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! 20 amp circuit at the panel. On one wall in my kitchen by the side ...
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How do I wire half hot receptacle to 2 switches?

I am trying to wire a half hot receptacle to 2 switches on opposite walls. One switch is already wired and working with the receptacle using 14/3 cable. The single pole switch has hot (black wire) on ...
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New 3 way switch for basement

I live in a 90 yr old house. The basement lights are all on 1 switch at the top of the stairs. I would like to change this to a 3 way switch and add a switch at the bottom of the stairs. Am I right ...
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Can a circuit with three-ways be split in two branches?

I have a circuit like this: panel ======= three-way (1) ============ three-way (2) ===== ceiling-mounted fixture I would like to have another fixture a bit further, with its own new three-way, but ...
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3 way switch and gfci replacement in a 1959 home

I bought a home a few years back and have recently started upgrading some of its older 2 prong outlets with the nicer and safer GFCI outlets and some of the older switches with newer ones as well. My ...
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Light between 3 way switches and installation of electronic timer switch

an amateur here looking for some advise on installing an Ascend STW700W smart timer in to an existing 3 way switch. I've done this a few times before, but this is the first time that I have come ...
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Need to separate 2 lights on the same 3way switch so each switch only controls 1 light

I've been researching this for about 8 months and finally learned enough to be able to ask my question properly. Background: Bought a house last summer that was built in 1966 but since renovated maybe ...
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4 way switch circuit troubleshooting

I have a hallway light in a 4 way circuit configuration. The problem I have is that when the 4 way is in one position all three switches work correctly. In the other position one of the 3 way switches ...
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Does this 3-Way Wiring Violate 300.3(b)?

I see NEC 300.3(b) coming up quite a lot in discussions about neutral wires and smart switches. I'm looking at a 3-way configuration I have now with analog switches and how I can properly modify it to ...
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Decoupling 3 way switch

I currently have a hallway with two light fixtures, both of which are controlled by the 3 same light switches in different spots in the house. I want to replace one of the light fixtures with a small ...
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Wiring a 3-way switch

I have a hallway light that was originally wired to 2 switches, with 3 wires at each switch. But a previous owner replaced one of the switches with a 2-way dimmer switch and capped the third wire. Now ...
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switch for light also turns on a circulation pump - looks like a 4-way switch - has failed

there are three bathrooms and one kitchen Light switch (total of 4 switches) that turn on the lights, and also start a Circulation pump for the hot water system. the intent is that the hot water ...
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Will this 3 way switch wiring plan work?

I am in a situation that is Hot - Switch - Fixture - Fixture - Switch. The Hot is supplied with 14/2, and the remainder romex is 14/3. Both switches will be 3way. I found this drawinng on the ...
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3-Way Wiring Help

I have a trio of: (2) three-way switches + (1) four-way switch connected to a trio of hall lights (controlled as a group), and am trying to replace one switch with a smart switch and still maintain ...
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Adding an additional fixture to an existing three way switch

Box one. I'm doing a remodel and want to add a fixture to an existing three way, it would be a ton of work to reach the existing fixture or the three way switch that has the power supply in it's box. ...
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Why do my lights stay on after adding one to a three-way circuit?

I have a two-year-old home with an unfinished basement that I wanted to add a few recessed LED lights to an existing run of four traditional light bulb fixtures. When I completed the wiring and ...
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Multiple 3 Way Switch wiring

I have a box that has 2 3-way switches. One goes to control the basement lights. The other one controls a light outside the basement. There is also a 3-way switch outside the basement that ...
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Multiway switches on 24V or 230V?

I will be redoing my room lights for 24 VDC LEDs, with multiway switches. I'm located in Poland. Should I put the switches on the 24V side or the 230V side of the circuit? What are the points to ...
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3-way switches with receptacles

I have two three-way switches controlling the bottom outlets in my living room receptacles. I recently replaced one with a Lutron Caseta and it worked great, no issues. More recently, I went to swap ...
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Ground wire seems to pass through light switch

I am trying to install a Kasa smart switch and ran into what looks like a ground wire that just passes through the switch(see image below). This switch is one of two that control a single bank of ...
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Converting existing 3-way switches to smart switches

I have an existing 3-way switch setup that I'm trying to convert to "smart" switches and I'm feeling "not smart" after mapping out where I think the wires are going. Unfortunately ...
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Three way switch with dimmer control

First, disclaimer: Not an electrician. I'm doing a bit of home wiring, and wanted to make sure my setup for a 3 way switch w/ dimmers works. If anyone sees problems, has complaints, knows a more ...
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Pair of 3-way switches, when one is on, the other won't toggle it

I have a pair of 3-way switches. I've wired them the same way as the other 4 in the same box (as far as I can tell), but they're not working as expected. I've tried re-wiring them each lots of various ...
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Replacing Vintage Carlon Thyrocon Rotary Dimmer with Lutron Skylark S603-PGH Sliding Dimmer

Happy new year! I'm trying to replace an old rotary dimmer with a newer slider/switch and could really use your help. I searched and searched and couldn't really find someone with the same wiring ...
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3-Way Light Switch Replacement Question

I have a 3-way light switch that I am trying to replace upstairs. The light switch controls a hall light, and there are 2 other light switches that control the same light. I've already replaced the ...
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How to correctly wire two lamps to 2 way switch

I messed up! I was replacing two light fittings that are both controlled from 2 two way switches. I did not make a note of the existing connections before I removed the old fittings (noob mistake I ...
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Can I add a single pole switch to an existing thee way switch with same power source

Hello and apologies for this newbie question. I have a three way switch that controls recessed lights in an extension through a wall, one three way switch inside (basement) one three way switch ...
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What light switch combination do I need?

Help! I'm replacing some light switches for my kitchen light and I can't seem to get the circuit to work properly with the new switches. I assumed I just needed to buy two 3-way switches, but I can ...

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