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Mike Crimmins

04:06AM | 05/21/00
Member Since: 05/19/00
3 lifetime posts
I want to bring power in at a 3 way switch box to feed 5 lights with the other 3 way switch - a dimmer - at the end of the circuit. How do I accomplish this?

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sgreen

03:03PM | 07/27/00
Member Since: 07/26/00
3 lifetime posts
Home Depot!!!!! Basic wiring book will have the answer!

hannah

05:27AM | 07/29/00
Member Since: 07/28/00
2 lifetime posts
assuming all five lights are on same circuit already you need to have power from the source (circuit breaker) go to the FIRST 3way dimmer switch, then through the five lights, then to the LAST 3 way dimmer switch. That way the first and last switch control the lights...must use 3 way dimmers (obviously) and four-wire wire with the extra wire as the "common" line...you may need to rewire the entire circuit with the four-wire--check either Home Depot's DIY book OR Time's DIY book. If I check myself I will post again.

ElectrcBil

06:59PM | 08/02/00
Member Since: 07/21/00
76 lifetime posts
You can only use a 3-way dimmer on one side of the circuit the other switch will have to be a normal 3-way switch.


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