Question about removing a light switch


Old 12-03-10, 06:00 AM
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Question about removing a light switch

In my dining room there are two light switches on opposite sides of the room. One switch is a dimmer that controls the hanging chandelier. The other is a regular switch that MUST be turned on in order for the dimmer to work. I don't believe they are three way switches because the one must be on for the other to do anything. I would like to remove this switch and put a blank wall plate in it's place. Too often someone will flip the main switch and then can't figure out why the light won't turn on at the dimmer. Is it as simple as twisting the two wires that go into the switch to each other and capping them off?
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Old 12-03-10, 07:00 AM
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How many wires in the box where you want to remove the switch? Wire colors. How they are connected. Does the switch say off/on?
Old 12-03-10, 05:15 PM
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This may be as simple as correcting the wiring that is there so the switches operate properly. Post the info Ray asked for and lets see what can be done.

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