info on how to install 2 switches to operate one light


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Old 09-22-03, 08:17 AM
DAswad
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info on how to install 2 switches to operate one light

Would like to operate a hallway light off of two different wall switches in different locations
 
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Old 09-22-03, 09:02 AM
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You'll need to use 2 3 way switches. Hopefully the power will come to one switch now, then go to the light. From the same box you'll need a 12/2 (or 14/2) to feed the light, and a 12/3 (or 14/3) to feed the second 3 way switch. This is a very common way to wire lights, most books will cover this in great detail
 
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Old 09-22-03, 10:33 AM
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Here is a link to the many different ways to connect a 3way switch.

http://www.homewiringandmore.com/swi...3way/3way.html
 
 

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