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3-Way Switch Diagram Information


If I am running a circuit for lights, as you go down the wiring path there are several switches 2-3 way and an end light switch controlling the lighting for separate rooms…


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I Installed Wiring to my Ceiling Fan, It Does Not Work – Can You Help?


When I turned the power back on the fan works but the light on the fan is now controlling the lamp plugged into the outlet. Can You Help?


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Electrical Question about Replacing a Fixture with a Ceiling Fan Wiring


I am replacing a two bulb light fixture with a ceiling fan and light. I am having trouble with the wires from the fan to the junction box, as it seems there are more wires from the ceiling.


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Can I Convert Two 3-Way Switched Lights To Be One 4-Way Setup?


I have 2, 3-way switch setups each controlling 1 light fixture. I’d like to tie them together into a single 4 way system…


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Can I Change The Wiring For My Light Switch?


First you must identify the electrical wiring configuration that presently exists. Then you can determine which additional wiring will be necessary to provide the desired results. Care must be taken to…


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Does it Matter Where the Power Enters 4-Way Switch Wiring?


Yes it does matter where the power enters into the switch wiring. Actually that is just two scenarios, there are more, such as if the power enters at….


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Can different voltages exist in the same switch box?


partitioning different voltages….


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Can I install a switch and outlet wire in the same hole?


Yes, you can put both wires in the same hole. Just make sure the wiring is protected in the center of the framing. Install Safety Nail Plates if needed. See the Wiring Projects link below for some pictures of installing electrical wiring and safety plates…..


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How do I wire my Home Depot combo plug and switch?


There is an enormous about of useful home electrical information on this website to help you….


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How do I wire my 3-way switches?


In order to answer this question you must first identify the configuration of your existing wiring configuration including….


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How can I wire 2 lights controlled by 5 switches?


This can be easily done using the 4-way switch wiring diagram, placing three 4-way switches between two…


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How do I connect wiring in my ceiling junction box?


I tried pretty much every combination possible to hook up a 2-light ceiling fixture in the hallway, and none are working. I found out that now the bathroom light right off that hallway is no longer working too…


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I am installing a ceiling fan in my living room


I am attempting to connect it to a switch that controls a 2 plug receptacle which appears to be a end of the run circuit…


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How do I wire power to more than one light switch?


The power must be fed separately to each switch that you would like to operate independently…


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Electrical Question about Replacing a Casablanca Ceiling Fan


I am replacing current ceiling fans with 3 speed with double switches in the wall. One for fan, One for light. The older fan is a variable Casablanca with a light kit.


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How Do I Wire My New Light Fixtures?


Some light fixtures have junction boxes with limited space so they should not be used for distributing the circuit to other locations…


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How Do You Wire a Two Way Switch and Light Using Singles?


There are several methods used to wire two way or three-way switches, and it depends on what the wire configuration or layout is for your application…


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Can I run Another Switch Off of the Existing Switch to Control the Ceiling Fan?


I am putting in a ceiling fan and there is an existing switch on the wall that controls the recessed lighting in the ceiling.


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Electrical Question About Light Switch Wiring


Question: I purchased a neon sign and want to hard wire it to a light switch. See arrows on the attached picture.
The light switch use to wire my pool table lights.


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Electrical Question from Mike about Light Switch Wiring


Question: My hallway light can be accessed from 3 different light switches. I am trying to replace one with a clipsal No. 31 switch with 4 connections on the back. I have 2 sets of wires to connect with a white & a red coming out of each.
I thought I had copied it accurately however none of the 3 switches which access this light now work.


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