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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.
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[ad#block]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
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.
In response to the requests for this information, I have developed a comprehensive,step-by-step guide designed to walk you through the identification and wiring of your 3-way switches. I take my 37+ years of experience as a professional licensed electrical contractor, and share the information you need to complete your job right.
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