2 3-way switches for dual fan lights

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Old 11-26-13, 09:20 PM
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2 3-way switches for dual fan lights

So I have dual fan lights and trying to wire 2 3-way switches; one for light ant the other for fan. Problem is all switches are controlling both lights and fans. Obviously doing something wrong. I don't have a diagram to show but I'll try my best to describe.

All wires are connected in a j box with a single feed. Neutral from the feed is connected to both neutrals going to both fans. Hot from feed is connected to the hot wires from the first switches of both fans and lights. The travelers go from fan switch 1 to fan switch 2 and light switch 1 to light switch 2. The hot from the fan switch 2 got to hot of both fans and hot from light switch 2 goes to hots of both lights.

What am I missing? What should I check.
 
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Old 11-27-13, 02:28 AM
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I assume that a neutral is also going to both lights.

You need another traveler between your two light switches, and you need another traveler between your two fan switches. Both top terminals on three way switches need travelers.
 
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Old 11-27-13, 03:01 AM
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Welcome to the forums! You have to settle back and think of this as two separate operations. One is to supply power through 3 way switching to the fan, and the second is to the lights. I believe you are trying to combine it all.

Hot from source will attach to black/andonized screw on the one switch. Travelers will attach to the other two screws. Same thing for the other switch, except the LOAD wire will attach to the black screw. Try to keep "fan" connections going complete at first, then work on the light. You should only have one LOAD from the fan and one LOAD from the lights. Their connections to each other should be in the canopies in the ceiling.

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thank you for the replies...

I was thinking about this on the way into work this morning, and I think I figured it out (won't be able to verify until tonight). I am using a double switch on one end (Leviton 5643-W Decora Combination Switch, Double 3-Way Rocker) and I think hot side is combined and needs to be separated. I'll let you know if this was the issue.
 
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