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Installing Two 3 Way Dimmer Switches

Is it possible to have two three way dimmer switches? How to Make Two 3-Way Dimmer Switches Work Together.

3 Way Dimmer Switches and Compatibility

Electrical Question: Is it possible to have two three way dimmer switches?

I want to know if its possible to put two dimmer switches on one light.

Thanks a Bunch

This electrical question came from: Cory, a Handyman from Anderson, Indiana.
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Thanks for your electrical question Cory.

How to Make Two 3-Way Dimmer Switches Work Together

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
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 dimmer switch wiring.

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  1. andries says:

    Good day, I just want to know do you maybe have a diagram for 2way intermittent switching with 2 dimers?
    Thank you, hope you have a good day!

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Andries,
      You may be referring to 3-way switches, otherwise it would be good to know more about the type of switches you are referring to. Some intermittent switches work with a control latching circuit which actives a lighting relay. Please take a look at the Control Relay pages found here, which may be helpful. If you could provide more information it would be very helpful.

  2. Mark Anderson says:

    What is overlamping?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Mark, Great Question!
      Overlamping is the term used by some to describe when a light bulb is installed into a light socket that is larger then the specified size, or the rated size according to the UL Approval for the light socket or the light fixture. Overlamping can cause the light fixture to overheat and could very well become a dangerous fire hazard. Therefore, overlamping is not encouraged, and should be avoided.
      I hope this helps you,


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