Need help with wiring light switches


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Old 01-05-21, 01:14 PM
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Need help with wiring light switches

My son in law pulled all switches before removing a section of interior wall and is unable to rewire them correctly. I've made chart, if anyone should venture to make the connections from number to letter that would be much appreciated. These are old switches from the 70's.




 
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Old 01-05-21, 05:53 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I'd venture but I have no idea what you are trying to show us.
No such thing as a two way. Do you mean 3 way using two switches ?
If yes... we'll need the colors off the 2nd 3 way switch....WITHOUT disconnecting it.
There will be two brass screws and a dark/black screw. The dark screw is common and is important.
You're showing some wires connected.... a guess ?
 
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Old 01-06-21, 08:07 AM
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OK, thank for the direction. I'll get on that.
 
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Old 01-08-21, 08:54 AM
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Looking at the three gang box ...

 

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Old 01-08-21, 09:32 AM
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I added additional labeling.

The three way switch is easy to see...... C = 4 ... D = 5 ... E = 6.

Cables J, K, L ...... one needs to be power in, one is power out and one is light.
Is J the feed into the box ?

You're showing whites and blacks connected. That is not typically done.
Cable P shows the neutral as connected to the hot wires.
Are you mixing the white and black wires ?
 
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Old 01-09-21, 10:59 AM
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This was the original wiring, havent undone anything. I wasnt there when he unhooked those switches. I assume there was pigtailing. It looked unconventional to me so i thought to post it on forum.

3 way is working in both rooms now. Thanks.

Thinking K is going to outlet in the den ... L is for den light ... Black paired on L2 I haven't a clue.

All lights working now ... Thanks, big time.
 

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Old 01-09-21, 12:03 PM
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Not sure I can help any further as those connections don't make sense.
White and black wires are not usually connected together.
I'd need to know what checks hot.
 
 

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