Mixed wires trying to troubleshoot.


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Old 05-03-18, 04:43 PM
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Mixed wires trying to troubleshoot.

I am putting a new ceiling fixture in my loft on a 3 way switch. I wired per instructions and when either switch is turned on the light is flickering. Oddly when i turn a lamp on in the same room the lamp turns on quickly goes out and the celing fixture shines bright and perfectly. Anyone have any ideas where the wires are crossed/how to fix this?
 
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Old 05-03-18, 05:32 PM
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Was this an existing 3-way circuit or a new one? What type of bulb in the light?
 
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Old 05-10-18, 10:51 AM
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This was an existing 3 way switch in my loft. In the fixture there are 2 hot 2 ground and 2 neutral wires along with 1 red transfer. (the transfer is odd to me i left it underwired) So i assumed the source was at the fixture because of the extra hot ground and neutral. But could the transfer suggest it is a longer circuit not a true source?
 
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Old 05-10-18, 11:26 AM
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Lets talk cable instead unless this is conduit. Are you saying there is one 2-conductor cable (black and white) and one 3-conductor cable (black, red, white)? If so which cable when measured with a multimeter? (A non contact tester can't be used for definitive testing.) Logically it should be the 2-conductor cable since it is power in. Is that true?
 
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Old 05-10-18, 12:49 PM
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Was there an existing fixture there before and did it work?
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