07:02AM | 10/28/05
Member Since: 10/26/05
2 lifetime posts
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 this correct?

Thanks for a response!!!!


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.
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon