Wiring a switch


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Old 04-13-14, 11:18 AM
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Wiring a switch

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I am trying to remove a light switch from my bathroom that I do not use. It is on one side of the bathroom separate from the main switch on the other side. This switch needs to be on for both the fan and light to come on. I included a drawing to show how each one is wired. How can I remove this so that both the light and fan will still operate from one location? Thank you
 
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Power Wire

Where does the power cable feed (to the switch or to the fixtures)?
 
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Old 04-13-14, 12:55 PM
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Looks like you have a 3-way with the common miss-connected. Do the switches each have three screws plus a ground screw? Do they say on/off?
 
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Old 04-13-14, 01:17 PM
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yes they each have 3 screws. I would like to either wire a 3way switch so that it can be turned on/off from any switch....or remove the 3rd switch and just use the light and fan in the single location. I have single pole switches to use for this.
 
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Old 04-13-14, 03:31 PM
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Basic rule for a 3-way circuit: power in connects to one common and power out connects to the other common. The common is the odd colored screw, usually dark gray. Now we need you to answer Wirepullers question:
Where does the power cable feed (to the switch or to the fixtures)?
Pull the light. Do you have two 2-conductor cables? Is there a black of one cable connected to the white of the other cable?
 
 

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