I am trying to activate a set of 2 3way switches which were installed in my house when it was built. The line has never been used and in fact there was no light on it.Now I'm trying to install a light on the line.
I've tried to hook it up using internet diagrams but no luck. I think I understand how it is supposed to work, but the thing that I don't understand is that the voltage on the line that I think is the power in line is considerably less than 110, it looks like it might be 50 or so volts. Does this mean I have a breaker problem, a wiring problem or what???
Are you using a digital meter? I know one can pick up ghost/phantom voltages when using one investigating 3-way switch configurations. search this bbs for DVM or digital meter I know I ran across extensive information on this in either this forum (lighting) or possibly kitchen/bathroom or electrical area. You might also review old posts on 3-way switches in electrical. If memory serves TomO has posted extensively on this subject replying to others, on how you wire and how to test line voltages.
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