Replacing outlets

Old 07-02-05, 08:11 PM
Ron H
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Replacing outlets

I replaced 8 outlets and 2 3-way switches
I thought I connected same as original hookup.
Previously the 2 switches controlled upper receptical switches. Now outlets do not shut off when I flip the switches.
Also there are some electrical lights upstairs on the same circuit. Now they don't work.
Any suggestions as to what I did wrong?
Old 07-02-05, 08:15 PM
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Did you break the tab off between the gold (hot) screws on the receptacles? I bet not.
Leave the tab in between the sliver screws intact.
Old 07-03-05, 04:52 AM
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The other possibility is that you didn't get the switches wired properly. With 3 way switches you cannot go by wire position, but rather you have to go by screw terminal function. Are these way switches and how did you wire them?

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