How to Wire 3-Way Switches
By Dave Rongey
Summary: Electrical Contractor Explains the Basics of Wiring 3 Way Switches for your home light fixtures.
3-WAY SWITCH WIRING VIDEO SUMMARY
Introduction to 3-Way Switch Wiring
This video gives an introduction to the basic 3-way switch wiring and also identifies eight different wiring scenarios including 3-way switching for lights and switches as found in the following areas of the home:
The 3-way switch project materials include:
Two three ways switches
Approved switch box
Switch cover plate
Never work on an energized circuit.
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