three- way switch


Old 11-15-00, 01:12 PM
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i have an existing sgt hooked up to one switch. I wish to add another switch. must I use three way switches etc. It is difficult to fish new wire. 123
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Old 11-15-00, 02:08 PM
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Yes, you must use 3-way switches for both.

Fishing wire difficult? it depends on how far and what's in between. There are a lot of tricks which are explained in most home wiring books. Be sure to fish a cable with black, white, red, and ground.

Good luck.
Old 11-15-00, 05:03 PM
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hello David,
I'm sorry to inform u that there is no other way to wire a 3 way. a 3way switch needs a common and 2 travelers to operate, and all 3 must be in the same cable or raceway according to the code. you will also have to change out the existing switch with a 3way as well. I'm enclosing a few links to 3 way switches and you will c what I'm talking abought. if you have any further ? fell free to ask and ill try and help u out.

as to defeculity of fishing wire this all depends on the situation every job is deferent, and i cant c your to say for sertion, but in general its not to defecult with a helper, do as john sugested and look at some home wireing books for sugestions and apply them to your pirectuler situation

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