4 way light switch


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Old 03-03-04, 05:27 PM
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Question 4 way light switch



i need to know how to install a 4 way light switch in my basement. any ideas?
 
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Old 03-03-04, 06:16 PM
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While your question is rather vague, the 4 way switch is wired between the two 3 way switches. It will break the travellers between the 3 ways.

You may want to look at a basic wiring book to get a better idea before you start to wire.
 
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Old 03-03-04, 06:48 PM
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If you tell us your existing setup we can tell you how to install the four way.
 
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Old 03-03-04, 08:01 PM
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It's easiest to replace one of the 3-way switches with a 4-way switch, then reinstall the 3-way in the new box. You then need to run a 14/3 cable between those two boxes. The algorithm is idiot-proof. You don't even need to figure out the wiring you have. Done carefully, there's no way to screw this up.

Post back for more details on your project, and we'll give you the connection details.
 
 

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