HELP, 3 way switch with knob and tube


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Old 08-20-14, 09:24 AM
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Exclamation HELP, 3 way switch with knob and tube

Was hoping someone could fill in the 'magic' section i labeled on this photo. I'm looking to re-wire but would to understand how this 3 way could be currently working in my home.





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Old 08-20-14, 09:39 AM
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Your probably missing a junction box. Check the attic.
 
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Old 08-20-14, 09:44 AM
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Three way wired as a switch leg to a possibly hidden junction box.

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How were the switches wired up originally?

Be sure that the wire that used to be connected to the common terminal (usually stained dark) of the old 3 way switch is connected to the common terminal of the new switch.

Otherwise the wires are connected up to the new switch the same way as for the old switch.
 
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This is on the middle level of a 2 story .
 
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Old 08-21-14, 07:05 AM
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not new yet

Hi Allan, there is no 'new' yet. When I get around to figuring out how in the world im going to fish to those fixtures I'll be wiring it correctly. I was trying to understand even with the potential for a hidden junction box how this was working.
 
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Old 08-21-14, 07:34 AM
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I was trying to understand even with the potential for a hidden junction box how this was working.
Other than out of curiosity, why do you care?
 
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Old 08-22-14, 08:20 AM
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well considering the only K&T was at the light... i was hoping to piggy back on the new 14/2-14/3 NDM and only do what was required instead of abandoning what looks to be mostly new wiring.
 
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Old 08-22-14, 09:16 AM
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This might be a dead-end three way. Can you check for continuity between the ends of the three wire cables?
 
 

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