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#1 I am struggling to wire a run with 2-3 way switches and 2-4 way switches. I think I have found a diagram to all but clear this up for me:
http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switc...ymiddlepow.htm
My personal difference is that I have the 2 4ways, the power comes in at #2 as shown, but do I configure the "extra" 4 way switch as if it were inserted between 2 and 3 on the diagram (reds and blacks on switch, whites pigtailed) or with the white as hot and black pigtailed? !
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#2 I will be running electrical wire, blue high speed internet wire, and phone lines through some of the same walls. Do they need seperated from eachother, and if so by how far?

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The extra 4-way can be inserted into the referenced diagram either between switch 2 and switch 1, or between switch 2 and switch 3.

It is best to keep line-voltage cable and low-voltage signalling cable separated by at least a foot to avoid interference.
 
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Keep power and comm cables at least 2" apart.
Insert the additional 4 way between Sw 1 and 2 or Sw 2 and 3.
 
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Originally Posted by HandyRon
Keep power and comm cables at least 2" apart.
Insert the additional 4 way between Sw 1 and 2 or Sw 2 and 3.
Would you explain what you mean by this? Thanks
 
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Electrically, the four way switches go between the two three way switches.
 
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Originally Posted by racraft
Electrically, the four way switches go between the two three way switches.
I meant the part about keeping the COMM and power cables 2" apart.
 
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HandyRon is suggesting to keep CAT5 communication cables separated from electrical wires by at least 2 inches. John suggests one foot separation. I agree with John, go for at least one foot of separation, and cross only at right angles.
 
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