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Thanks....and another question blueextc3221 was so right when I opened 2nd floor 3 way switch,there were burn marks on the face plate and an unsecured wire. It's hard to tell which,if any, is a ground wire ...they are all wrapped in fabric (1910 Colonial). I can see in the back of the junction box that 2 metal covered conduits lead into the junction box...one from above and one from below...each has two wires coming from it. The new 3 way switch I bought has 3 screws and a ground wire screw. Any suggestions?

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    Do I understand that there was once a functioning 3-way switch connected to these two cables (one from top one from botom) in this junction box?



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Go to google, knols is under the 'more' section. I have a knol called 'Electrical Troubleshooting for Dummies'. There's a section in there on 3-way switches that will help you.

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