3-Way Switch Wiring Help...

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  1. Nealis

    Nealis New Member

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    Working on wiring lights in my attic, it was rewired some time ago, drywall etc. took some time to finish and now I'm returning to actually wire in the lights. I know we had a plan when it was originally done, but as I look at it and my reference sheets, I'm confused. I've attached an image of how we ran the wiring, what I'm looking for is guidance as to the actual connections within each light can and the switch configuration. Let me know if there is anything else that would be helpful information that I've omitted.

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    just lableing wires b, w, & r is not enough. We have to know WHERE you are connecting the wires. After you get the two switches wired together PROPERLY, you only need hot, neutral, and ground wires, (regardless of their colors), to the fixtures.
     
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  4. Nealis

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    My issue is that I'm confused as to where to hook up the wires. Can I use this diagram, and connect Light, 2,3,4 with hot and neutrals off light 1?

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  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Yes, if you can keep the wires straight. This one has a switch at the end of the lights, but you indicate that both of your switches are at the beginning, which simplifies the wiring.
     
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