Need Help in consolidating a switch

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Old 11-19-13, 10:58 AM
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Need Help in consolidating a switch

Hello!

I have some novice skills in electrical work, but have a circuit that I need some opinion on.

I have a kid's playroom that has recessed lighting and a ceiling fan in it. The ON/OFF switches for both the lights and fan (2 switches) are in the adjacent room. However, in the playroom are 2 variable adjustment knobs that control the dimming of the recessed lights and the speed of the fan. The location of these knobs is 1 foot off the ground because the room is surrounded by windows.

What I would like to do is see if it is possible to eliminate the variable knobs and put new switches in the adjacent room that are a combo of on/off and variable adjustment. I am not sure if this is possible due to the wiring set up. Basically it is 14/2 wire from the breaker to the on/off switches, then 14/3 wire from switches to variable knobs, then 14/2 wire from knobs to the fan and lights.

Is it possible to consolidate this and get rid of the variable knobs in the playroom?
 
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Old 11-19-13, 11:18 AM
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Without knowing the wiring in all the boxes the question can not be answered. Tell us the wiring at each box.
 
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OK - I will put together a diagram for how it is wired tonight.
 
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Old 11-19-13, 11:42 AM
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I will wait to see the wiring, but suspect you could add the switches at the first location and just splice through color to color at the second switch location.
 
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