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Helping The Handyman with Four Way Switches

How to Wire 4-Way Light Switches: Wiring Diagrams for 3Way and 4Way Switches

Wiring Four Way Switches
Electrical Question: I am struggling with the wiring for a single light that has four light switches.

Background: Jeremy, a Handyman from Belleville, PA.

Thanks for your Electrical Wiring question Jeremy.

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Jeremy, I have provided the following links that lead to fully detailed information on this website that will assist you with your electrical question.

Wiring Diagrams for 4Way Switches

Application: 4-Way Light Switches.
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 lighting circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional 3-way or 4-way switch wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

How to Wire 4-Way Light Switches

4-Way Switch Wiring Diagrams

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