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Articles about 3-way switch


How Can I Light Up a Dark Hallway at Night for my Child?

by Dave Rongey

Ashley in Kansas asks: I have a 6 year old who is terrified to walk down the dark hallway at night to get to the bathroom. I wanted to switch out the 3-way switch for a 3-way dimmer switch so I can leave the light on but dimmed so the whole hallway is illuminated.


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How to Correct 3-Way Switch Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How are lights wired for three way switches? Electric Wire Configuration for 3-Way Switches.


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How to Install 3-Way RF and Smart Devices for Switching

by Dave Rongey

How are Master and Slave switches wired to Control Light Fixtures? Wiring RF Smart Switches and 3-Way Switches, Installing Three Way Switches and Smart Switches for Light Fixtures.


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Wiring 3 Way Switches and Dimmer Switches

by Dave Rongey

How are 3-way switches wired? The Key to Wiring 3 Way Switch and 3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring, Wiring Configurations for 3 way Switch Wiring.


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Dimmer Switch Wiring and 3-Way Switches

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire Dimmer Switches and 3Way Switches: Electrical Tips about Wiring 3Way Dimmers and Switches.


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Garage Electrical Wiring Upgrades

by Dave Rongey

How to Upgrade Garage Electrical Wiring for Outlets and Switches: Electrical Question: When we replaced a 2 pole switch in the garage from very old wiring, the white wires are now hot. Also the outlet boxes and lights register that they have power in them but they do not work.


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Helping The Handyman with Four Way Switches

by Dave Rongey

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


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Electrical Question from Gary about Ceiling Fan Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How Do I Wire my Ceiling Fan and Light Fixture? The Pull Chain Switch for a Ceiling Fan Light Fixture, and the Fan Motor Capacitor.


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How To Fix Your 3-Way Switches

by Dave Rongey

Common Problems with 3-Way Switches and How to Fix Them: Basic Wiring Method for 3Way Switches, 3-Wire Cable Connects the Switches, Easy to Understand 3 Way Switch Diagrams.


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Replacing a Dimmer With A Light Switch

by Dave Rongey

How To Replace a Dimmer Switch with a Light Switch: Wiring a Light Switch to Replace a Dimmer Switch.


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Wiring a Kitchen Ceiling Light Fixture

by Dave Rongey

I bought a new ceiling light fixture for the kitchen and I need help wiring with the wiring: Wire a Light Fixture and Wall Switch.


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Replacing a Three Position Light Fixture Switch

by Dave Rongey

Replacing a Rotary Switch for a Three Level Light Fixture – The light fixture that you are describing uses what is called a Rotary – Three Way switch. This type of rotary three way switch is used in a variety of light fixtures that have three levels of lighting.


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Add a Switch and Connecting the Wires

by Dave Rongey

How Can I Add a Light Switch to Existing Circuits? Adding Light Fixtures and a Light Switch to Existing Circuit Wiring, The Most Common Mistakes When Adding an Additional Light Switch and How to Fix Them.


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Power for Three Way Switches

by Dave Rongey

Wiring 3-Way Switches: I have developed a comprehensive,step-by-step guide designed to walk you through the identification and wiring of your 3-way switches.


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3-Way Dimmer Switch for Light Fixtures

by Dave Rongey

How to Install a the Right Kind of Dimmer Switch – A standard dimmer switch can be installed at one switch location if the lamps in the light fixtures are compatible with the dimmer switch that you purchase, such as incandescent lamps.


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Light Fixtures and Three Way Switches

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Light Fixture to a 3-Way Switch: The easiest way to add another light fixture is to connect the additional light to an existing lighting fixture that is controlled by the three ways switches.


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