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Well, project completed... with a major change....

Well, project completed... with a major change. Rather than continue :wall: over the three switch circuit (2-3 ways and a 4-way) I decided to simplify the circuit it and just use two 3-way switches....
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My testing proved that W4 was going out to the...

My testing proved that W4 was going out to the Nook light. When disconnected the nook light would not work.

Again based on my testing each wrie seperately, this doesn't appear to be the case.

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Well, for those of you not tired of beating this...

Well, for those of you not tired of beating this dead horse I'm back- with SOME good news, but not all.

In the American spirit of not giving up I decided to completely disassemble the living room...
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In an attempt to find a solution, at one point I...

In an attempt to find a solution, at one point I tried using each of the three wires as the common, all with the same negative results. It's very frustrating, especially because it could have been...
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My apologies. I'm such a novice. It wasn't 0...

My apologies. I'm such a novice. It wasn't 0 Ohms- it was infinity. I wasn't thinking backwards for the Ohms scale, and was reading the O on the other scales.
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Though I can't answer your actual question, just...

Though I can't answer your actual question, just wanted ot let you know that the quiet Hunter we purchased was well over $100 twelve years ago. I have not purchased any since, (in fact we've taken...
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Will do. Sorry to be so ignorant but- that...

Will do.

Sorry to be so ignorant but- that needs to be done with the lights out of socket then, correct?

Secondly, am I not getting something here? It appears to me that the white wire is hot...
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After flipping the switch (I did the 4-way) the...

After flipping the switch (I did the 4-way) the values did switch. I got 110v between ground and red and 18v between ground and white.

I also measured a change in the white/black measurement from...
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I checked the both lights again and found a...

I checked the both lights again and found a potential short (exposed black wire). This was caused by the fact the romex covering had been cut way back on the original install, leaving long lengths of...
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Twelve years ago when we built out house in...

Twelve years ago when we built out house in Florida general knowledge, well known in the industry, and even a strong selling point, that Hunter built the quietest fans. Because of their higher price,...
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Results from ground to each wire: Ground to...

Results from ground to each wire:
Ground to black - 0v
Ground to White - 110v
Ground to Red - 17v (in between 15 and 20 on a small analog voltmeter)

Results from hot wire (obviously white, not...
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Really didn't want to hear that. Where's the easy...

Really didn't want to hear that. Where's the easy solution... :)


Well, indeed, anything's possible... but I've barely put any pressure or tension on any wires during this whole testing and...
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That's correct, with the switch totally removed...

That's correct, with the switch totally removed the power stays on when turned on. With the switch installed, the breaker trips immediately upon power being restored.
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Thanks so much for the fast and thorough reply. ...

Thanks so much for the fast and thorough reply.

There's still a problem somewhere. Installing a brand new 3-way switch in the nook, being positive that black is wired to common, causes the breaker...
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OK here goes- Electrical plans show wires from:...

OK here goes-
Electrical plans show wires from:
-NooK switch to light 1 (closest to nook)
-LR switch to light 1 (closest to nook)
-Light 1 to light 2
-Master Bedroom Switch to Light 2

Nook...
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Thanks gents- I'll go through the wiring in each...

Thanks gents- I'll go through the wiring in each box today. I'm also looking for my house wiring plans (I know they're here somewhere...)
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Not quite sure why no one's been willing or able...

Not quite sure why no one's been willing or able to give me any assistance. I've read all the posts here about 3-way and four way switches, but nothing addresses my specific situation. If someone can...
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Trouble-shooting 3 & 4 Way Switch Circuit

I recently replaced two original "porch-style" lights, controllable from 3 locations (2-3 way and 1- 4 way switch) with recessed light cans and attempted to make one of the switches a dimmer switch. ...
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