Eliminating 3-way switch


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Old 06-14-15, 09:38 AM
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Lightbulb Eliminating 3-way switch

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I am trying to eliminate a 3-way switch on one end, and replace the other switch to a on/off switch.
Behind the first switch there are 3 wires. Black, white and red (which is connected to the dark screw, leading me to believe this is the common).
This is the mess behind the second switch:
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I've tried capping off the common wire on this switch and connecting common (red) with either white or black behind the first switch. This did not work.
I'm not too sure where to go from here...
Can anybody help?
 
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Old 06-14-15, 09:53 AM
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Do you want the SPST switch at the 3-way dead end or the end with multiple wires?
 
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Old 06-14-15, 10:06 AM
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I want to put in the new switch at the end with multiple wires. I will simply cap off the dead end.
 
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Old 06-14-15, 01:47 PM
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I want to put in the new switch at the end with multiple wires.
  • Disconnect the three conductor cable on both ends and cap the wires.
  • Connect the blacks of the two 2-conductor cables to the switch.
  • Leave the two whites of the two conductor cable connected.


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You make it sound so simple! I'll let you know how it goes!
 
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Worked perfectly. Thank you so much for your help.
 
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Old 06-17-15, 06:25 PM
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Excellent. Thanks for letting us know the outcome.
 
 

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