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How to run wiring to an existing three way switch

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Here are the two most common wiring methods used for 3way switches ..


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3. Disconnect the hot wire that is running to the two existing switches and connect it to one of the two conductors running to the top of the stairs.

4. Connect the remaining conductor on the wire going to the top of the stairs to the two existing switches.

Note that if you want to be able to use the Dimmer function from the top of the stairs this will be much more complicated. You will need to put two new switches at the top of the stairs, run more wire, the new switches will need to be 3 way dimmers and the existing switches will almost certainly need to be replaced as well. The wiring will also be much more complicated.

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Look carefully at the box you got the switch out of.

A 4 way circuit normally sits between two three way switches. The 4 way makes and breaks the wires that ONLY travel between the two 3 way while the third wire on the three way is "line" or "load"

Since you are replacing an existing set of switches, pay attention to the terminals of the devices you are removing. You will see that the screws on the terminals have distinctive colors. Hook them to the new switches the same way.

Again, look carefully at the diagram thaat is on or inside the box

I hope I have not confused you with this explaination.

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