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01-17-14, 10:05 AM
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Posted By ardmi

Hi- Thank you Pinkpather and Garfield (and the...

Hi- Thank you Pinkpather and Garfield (and the other guys too) for your thorough responses.

I swapped out the switch today and all seems to be working. It was indeed a 3 way switch, the yellows...
01-16-14, 06:34 PM
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Posted By ardmi

thanks. I believe it only had 3 screws and its...

thanks. I believe it only had 3 screws and its backstabbed next to other yellow. This switch is 50 years old so there is no color coordination to the screws.

However, if its a 4 way switch as you...
01-16-14, 06:01 PM
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Posted By ardmi

I can understand that chandler, but I don't have...

I can understand that chandler, but I don't have a camera.

Its kind of straightforward though isn't it (albeit confusing enough for me to post).....

3W switch A has 2 oranges (travelers) and...
01-16-14, 05:05 PM
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Posted By ardmi

So does it sound like someone used the backstab...

So does it sound like someone used the backstab for power in/power out instead of pigtailing?

Im confused that if it is power in / power out, wouldn't that be intermittent/switched when its...
01-16-14, 03:24 PM
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Posted By ardmi

I was more curious if the two yellows on the 3way...

I was more curious if the two yellows on the 3way (one on a screw, one backstabbed) is power in, power out and should be pigtailed.
01-16-14, 02:30 PM
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Posted By ardmi

Not your typical 3-Way switch question

* note switches are working, I want to replace one of them for cosmetic reasons.

One switch has two orange travelers (I presume) and a red wire. These are the only wires in the box.

The other...
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