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Wiring 3 Way Switches

Wiring a light fixture with two switches





Tim Carter from AskTheBuilder.com walks you through the entire process of wiring a 3 way light switch. Learn how to easily install and wire 3 way light switches beginning with safety, then learn about the types and of switches, parts of 3 way switches, the basic layout and wiring diagram for 3 way switching, types of wire used, how to connect the wiring and how to connect the switches to the wiring.


 

How To Wire a 3 Way Light Switch - Wiring Video

 

Tim Carter from AskTheBuilder.com offers some great tips for installation and wiring of a 3 way light switch. Tim begins the video with safety tips and shutting off the power, then explains the types of switches that can be found, and how they differ from a three way switch. Next he shows a typical wiring diagram for the wires in a 3 way circuit. Once the wiring diagram is understood, Tim explains how to properly connect the various wires in the circuit, and then most importantly, how to connect the 3 way switches to the exposed wiring.

 

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never showed wired light
You never showed the wiring to the light it self. I would of like to see if white went to white and red or black would of went. This would be a 3 way switch, power to the left of the light power going in, and a switch to the right of the light. As looking light in middel and switches left to right power from the left going to the light in the middle.
never showed wired light
You never showed the wiring to the light it self. I would of like to see if white went to white and red or black would of went. This would be a 3 way switch, power to the left of the light power going in, and a switch to the right of the light. As looking light in middel and switches left to right power from the left going to the light in the middle.
wiring three way switch
excellent video. Could not have done my project with out it. Keep the videos coming.
3 way switches
Thank you very much for this video. I found it to be an excellent explanation of how to accomplish this job. Thank You. jcm

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