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I have one light in a room w/ 3 light switches to operate it. We want to eliminate one of the switches (has two 14-2 wires going to and coming from). The other two switches have 14-3 wires coming from them. How can we wire them up to use the remaining switches?

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I can help you with this problem but will need to confirm some details. Please confirm that the switch you wish to eliminate has two twin cables running to the switch mech. I'm not sure what you mean by two 14-2 wires. I am guessing you simply mean two twin cables. I'm guessing that the two twin cables have the same coloured building wires coming out of them. If so, remove these wires from the switch and join the same colours together. The other two switches will simply now work on a two way basis.

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