installing a secong light switch?

Old 01-11-03, 07:03 PM
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installing a second light switch?

can any one help me here, i currently have a single light and switch in my hall way and i want to install another light switch at the other end of the hall way.

any help would be appreciated

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Old 01-11-03, 08:30 PM
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Both switches must be a three way. Read up on those and I'm sure it'll come easy to you.
Old 01-12-03, 03:28 AM
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ok thanks
Old 01-12-03, 08:09 AM
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Here's an overview of what is required:
  • Read two good books on home wiring.
  • Turn off the breaker.
  • Add an "old work" electrical box where you want the second switch.
  • Run a new 12/3 (14/3 if on a 15-amp breaker) between the two switch boxes (through the attic or crawl space if possible -- otherwise drywall damage & repair will be required).
  • Take out the old switch and throw it away (after carefully recording all the connections that were there).
  • Put a 3-way switch in each box.
  • Once you get this far, post back and we'll tell you how to hook it up.

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