Domestic Lighting - triple switching ?

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Old 07-31-03, 01:43 PM
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Question Domestic Lighting - triple switching ?

Hi - I'm trying to renovate an older house, and specifically modify the lighting in one room where I currently have a particular ceiling rose which is switched from either of two wall switches. Can anyone explain how I need to wire an additional switch into the existing circuit(s), such that the light may be switched from any of the 3 switches ? or point me to a suitable reference ?

I understand and have traced the current wiring, and presume I need to get a third switch in-between the others, but am not sure how they should be wired - and it's doing my head in !!!

Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 07-31-03, 02:07 PM
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Here take a look at this link and see if it helps you understand the four way switch concept.
http://www.danswiringpage.com/4way.htm
 
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Old 07-31-03, 02:39 PM
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Thx gard - everything's clear now. I was trying to get 3X 3 way switches to do the job (on paper) and didn't realise I needed a 4 way. Then it's easy.

Thx again - great forum.
 
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