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How Many 4-Way Switches Can Control My Lights

How to Install Multiple 3-Way and 4-Way Light Switches – There is no limit to the number of 4-way switches that can be used to control lighting as long as the electrical wiring has been installed appropriately, and it really isn’t that difficult.

Install Any Number of 4-Way Light Switches
Electrical Question: When installing  3-way and 4-way switches:

This Electrical Wiring Question came from: Bryan, a Handyman from Newark, Ohio.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Electrical Wiring Question Bryan.

The Key To Having Several 4-Way Switches

There is no limit to the number of 4-way switches that can be used to control lighting as long as the electrical wiring has been installed appropriately, and it isn’t that difficult.

The Basics of Four-Way Switch Wiring

The Following will assist you with your four way switch question:

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Lighting Electrical Codes

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4 Way Switch Diagrams
Fully explained 4 way switch diagrams. 4-way switches are a convenient way to operate lighting fixtures from three or more locations. The electrical wiring adds additional wiring to the same principles of 3-way switching.

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Electrical Wire for the Home
Complete listing of electrical wire types and parts used for home projects with electrical code information serves as selection guidelines.


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