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By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire Two Three Way Switches – Wiring three way switches can be tricky but once you see how the 3-way switches should be wired then it is clearly understood and your switches can be wired and working in no time.

Take The Mystery Out Of Three Way Switches

Electrical Question: I have a three way switch to a light fixture. The first switch has the power source from a black and white wire. The second switch has 12/2 from the first switch and 12/2 to the light fixture.

This light fixture used to work this way but now I cannot get it to work even when I try different wiring combination’s. What’s wrong? Most of the switches I have wired all had 12/3 three wire .

This electrical wiring question came from: Carl, a Handyman from Fort Mill, SC

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Carl.

How to Wire Two Three Way Switches

How to wire 3 way switches for light fixtures in your home
Wiring three way switches can be tricky but once you see how the 3-way switches should be wired then it is clearly understood and your switches can be wired and working in no time.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

Taking the Mystery out of Wiring 3-Way Switches

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