I am trying to replace a light fixture on 3 way switches.


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Old 03-28-21, 02:51 PM
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I am trying to replace a light fixture on 3 way switches.

I am trying to change a light fixture on a 3 way switch. I have checked the switch legs on both switches and they appear to be correct but one of the wires to the light fixture is always hot. House is over 150 years old all wires are solid strand and black. I cannot see where the hot wire is coming from our why it is continuously hot.
 
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Old 03-28-21, 02:58 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Unfortunately we're going to need more information than that.
If the three way switches were working.... I'm not sure why there is a problem now.
 
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Old 03-28-21, 04:21 PM
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If you are replacing an existing fixture it makes no difference how many switches there are. The old fixture has two wires and maybe a ground. Disconnect those two wires and connect to the two wires of the new fixture.
Don't mess with any of the other wires in the fixture box or the switches.
 
 

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