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Hooking up a combination switch with outlet and another switch

Im trying to hook up two lights one with a combitnation switch and the other with just a swtich how do i occomplish this?

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Ok, i think what you mean is a 3-way switch- meaning two different switches that control one light and a single (pole) switch that only controls one light. you can't do that with the above switch. You need a combination 3-way and single pole switch.

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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