Question about Electrical Supplies
This is a hard one to explain but I will try. First it would be better to know what the problem is the most common is one switch works as a three way only if the other switch is on. If that is the case then most likely the travelers are crossed and on one switch the wires can be reversed. Basically this is the way it works in one switch box you have the hot from the source (panel) a neutral and two travelers. The hot goes to the black screw on the three way switch and each traveler go to the gold screws. neutral is tied together in box. From that switch box the travelers and the neutral go to the second switch box. In that switch box the travelers once again go to the gold screws and now a new wire from the black screw on the switch and the neutral go to the light fixture and wire as normally. That is the general idea. As to the route the wires get to each location when originally installed is open to many different options. I hope this made some sense
Posted on May 25, 2011
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