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oxicottin

04:06AM | 07/02/08
Member Since: 05/11/08
3 lifetime posts
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Hello, I have a 3-way switch that controls a light in my basement. Im replacing the wire due to it being old and falling apart. The wire has no markings so im not sure what wire is what so I drew a diagram with numbered wires and was hopeing that someone could tell me how it was wired or what number wire conects to what number wire. Here is the diagram. Thanks!

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g94/oxicottin/basmentLight_3_Way.jpg
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LarryG

02:38PM | 07/03/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
just looking at that diagram. it's a perfect example of how complicated a very simple thing can be made to look.

go to this web site http://www.wfu.edu/~matthews/courses/p230/switches/SwitchesTut.html

joed

03:49PM | 07/07/08
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
wire like this.
8275-3_way
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