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Ceiling fan and light wiring to two switches

I have a ceiling fan with connected light kit, it came with what seems to be the standard wire set (white, black, blue, ground). I had a new box installed and it has two sets of wires (white, black,...
09-05-19, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Rackaway

thanks for sharing those diagrams and insights. ...

thanks for sharing those diagrams and insights. Based on what I'm seeing, then, I should wire the hot black wire on Switch A to the common, and the white and (hot) red wire to the brass terminal...
09-05-19, 06:42 AM
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Posted By Rackaway

Definitely a 4-way switch. So I imagine I should...

Definitely a 4-way switch. So I imagine I should swap in a 4-way?
09-05-19, 04:19 AM
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Perhaps I'm just spooked with some other problems...

Perhaps I'm just spooked with some other problems I'm having with other switches, but I haven't encountered one with two hot wires leading in. The 3-way switches I bought (Home Depot's Levitron...
09-04-19, 04:31 PM
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3-way switch with multiple hot wires

I cant get a straightforward wiring situation. I have a pair of 3-way switches powering a single light in my dining room. I pulled the switched out to test. Switch A has a pretty standard looking...
09-04-19, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Rackaway

3-way switches, one with an extra (non-ground) wire

I'm putting new switches in my new (old) house and I continue to have bizarre situations.

One light is connected to two 3-way switches. Switch 1 is pretty straightforward: black hot wire, white...
08-26-19, 06:12 AM
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Posted By Rackaway

Success once again! Thanks so much, this worked.

Success once again! Thanks so much, this worked.
08-23-19, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Rackaway

Thanks for the help - I swapped the pigtailed...

Thanks for the help - I swapped the pigtailed wires on the closet switch and everything is working smoothly now. Success!
08-22-19, 06:49 AM
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Posted By Rackaway

Thanks, joed, I do have a follow-up question. ...

Thanks, joed, I do have a follow-up question. You say to connect the three short wires to the two black wires coming from the wall. So pigtail all five wires together? That would leave only one...
08-22-19, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Rackaway

pcboss, I think you've got it. I've attached a...

pcboss, I think you've got it. I've attached a pic of the closet switch. It appears whoever wired that closet switch twisted two wires together. My theory, and please correct me if I'm wrong, is...
08-22-19, 06:33 AM
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Posted By Rackaway

Sorry about that, PJmax. I'll make sure my pics...

Sorry about that, PJmax. I'll make sure my pics are smaller in future.
08-21-19, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Rackaway

Single pole switches with traveler wires

I keep coming across interesting problems I can't solve on my own. I have a set of three switches, all old single-pole ones, with push-in wire connectors in addition to screw terminals. This set of...
08-21-19, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Rackaway

No, the closet switch is separate from the vanity...

No, the closet switch is separate from the vanity switch. How can I bypass the closet switch so the light and fan switches always have power?
08-21-19, 09:08 AM
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Posted By Rackaway

Yes they do. Both switches work fine when the...

Yes they do. Both switches work fine when the closet switch is on. What do you surmise is the problem with the closet switch?
08-21-19, 06:40 AM
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Posted By Rackaway

I've attached three pictures of the two switches,...

I've attached three pictures of the two switches, and while I was taking the pictures things got more complicated. I mentioned in my opening post that the two switches were dead, with no current...
08-19-19, 09:03 AM
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Posted By Rackaway

Rewiring switches creating dead circuits

I'm trying to update old light switches, and have run into a problem. One of our bathrooms has two separate rooms, one for the vanity and one for the shower/toilet. The vanity room has a lone...
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