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3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Wiring a 3 Way Dimmer Switch Background: Tim, a Homeowner from Green Valley Arizona USA Question: Installing a 3 way dimmer switch box with green, 2 reds and black . The current house wiring is bare copper black and white leads. The direction state 1)green to bare copper 2) ID tagged or marked wire? removed […]

Wiring a 3 Way Dimmer Switch
Background: Tim, a Homeowner from Green Valley Arizona USA

Question: Installing a 3 way dimmer switch box with green, 2 reds and black . The current house wiring is bare copper black and white leads.
The direction state
1)green to bare copper
2) ID tagged or marked wire? removed from the colored switch screw labeled common or com. connect this wire to only black wire on the dimmer?
3) Choose either red dimmer wire and connect to either of the wires previously removed from the switch?
4) With only one red wire remaining from the dimmer connect this wire to remaining wire previously removed from the switch??

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

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