4 way switch to single pole

Old 07-02-20, 06:40 PM
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4 way switch to single pole

So I am a bit stumped. I canít find anything online on turning a 4 way switch circuit with 3 switches into a single pole switch. The reason is I want to install a Leviton caseta switch and two remotes rather than have 3 normal hard wired switches.

so I have attached 3 pictures.

The picture with the number one is a 3 way switch. I believe this one has the one with power coming in. As you can see the bottom black wire is going to another switch that is a single pole. I believe this hot black wire is always on and powers both the 4 way system and the single pole switch with another light in the room.

picture two is the 4 way switch. From what I can understand it just manages the travelers.

then I have switch 3. This is another 3 way switch.

I wonít be removing the boxes since I will be installing a pico remote on each one. What I would like to do is just have one hardwired switch that will control the system. The pico remotes will talk to the single pole switch. So I would like to just find a way to cap or connect the other wires together and leave them in the boxes permanently.

how do I start this project?!
thank you

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Last edited by PJmax; 07-02-20 at 08:29 PM. Reason: cropped/resized pics
Old 07-02-20, 08:03 PM
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I believe this is what you have.
At the first switch the two black connect to the new switch.
At the other two switches connect the blacks.
Cap all the reds.

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Old 07-03-20, 08:44 AM
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Thanks! This helped and I got it done in 10 min.

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