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Are Your Three Way Switches Still Not Working?

It’s Time to Wire Your Three Way Switches Right!

It’s Time to Wire Your Three Way Switches Right!

  I have a three pole switch. I am 99.9% certain that it is wired correctly. Switch two will operate the lite when switch one is in a down position. When switch one is in the up position the breaker will flip. Switch one is where the source comes in. when switch two is off flipping on switch one will make the lite glow dimly for a brief moment and then the breaker will flip. The other lights and outlets on this same circuit are working fine.

Background: Chris, a Handyman from Parishville, New York

Additional Comments: this is my first time here

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Chris.

Wiring Three Way Light Switches

Chris, I can tell you right away that this is not wired right, and by the way, your talking about three way switches, not three pole switches, I don’t want anyone to get confused. So, here is what I suggest that you do – pick up a copy of my Three Way Switch eBook and get your lights and switches wired right – is that a deal?

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