How to Wire Switches and Light Switches
By Dave Rongey
Electrician Answers Questions about How to Wire Light Switches and Special Purpose Electrical Switches.
Question: I need to convert a single pole switch to a 3 way switch. I do not have access to add a 4th wire.
Hi Dave, I really like your website as it is very informative and user friendly. I did a search on 3-way switch wiring and yours was the first to come up.
Question: Is there a difference between a 4 way and a 4 pole switch? My hall lights have a 4 way or 4 pole at the bottom of stairs two black and two white wires in the box plus ground.
Question: I have an outlet that is controlled by a wall switch. i want to add a ceiling fan in between the switch and the outlet, keeping the outlet controlled by the switch and the ceiling fan always on to be controlled by its pull chains.
Question: Trying to find a component to a commercial grade dimming system in my church, but can't find the manufacturer of the system online.
Question: My roommate keeps shutting off our security lights for the outside door. I'm curious if there's a way I can disable the switch while leaving the light turned on.
Question: Wiring wall switch for 220 Volt pump I would like to wire in a switch to shut the pump circuit off without having to flip the breaker.
Question: Hi, I have a problem with my light switch. it sparked a every time I switch it on and off.
Question: replacing a split plug for floor lamp Could you please e-mail a diagram for a split plug my husband wired it originally and is trying to replace the plug but cannot seem to get the wires hooked back up for the plug to work.
Question: I have a WHOLE HOUSE attic fan. This is NOT to be confused with fan which solely ventilates the attic (I have one of those too, but it is off topic.
Question: I HAVE WIRED MY THREE WAY SWITCH THE WAY YOU HAVE SHOWN IN THE DIAGRAM FOR THREE WAY SWITCHES.
Question: I had an electrician rough wire the lighting circuits in a basement finish. I am installing the switches and receptacles.
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