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boingo69

07:02AM | 10/28/05
Member Since: 10/26/05
2 lifetime posts
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According to all the diagrams, I have wirwed my switches correctly, but the breaker continues to trip. Question is this...

from the breaker box, (with 14/2), the hot is pigtailed to go to 3 switches, with the resulting ends to the common screws of the switches. Red & black are on the travelers...then lead to the next set of switches. Does it matter WHICH traveler screws or are they interchangeable?

Also, AFTER the 2nd set of switches, I've got 14/2 going to the fixtures. The black from these is on the common as well....is this correct?

Thanks for a response!!!!

househelper

07:15AM | 10/28/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
How is your white connected? 14/3 white should be connected to the incoming white and carried to the second box where it is connected to the white going to the light.

Check for a ground wire in contact with a screw on one of the switches. Pull all the switches out of the box so that no wires are stuffed in the box. Turn the breaker on and see if it still trips. If no, you have wires touching somewhere.
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