DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Electrical and Wiring > 3 way dimmer switch




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-22-2007, 10:07 PM  
Daryl in Nanoose
Senior Member
 
Daryl in Nanoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Nanoose Bay, BC
Posts: 762
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default 3 way dimmer switch

Hi all, I have a 3 way dimmer swith and would like to get rid of one of them. I plan to put a patch box in the attic. Which wire connects to the other.
I have a 14-2 and a 14-3 wire entering the box.



__________________

[url]http://edhome.shawwebspace.ca/[/url]

Daryl in Nanoose is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2007, 06:36 AM  
speedy petey
Lic.Electrical Contractor
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 445
Liked 39 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

Can you define "get rid of"? And why put another box in the attic?
Are you completely eliminating the switch box entirely?


Either way, you need to find out what colors were used as the travelers of the 3-way. Start there and let us know what you have.

If as you say you have only a 14/2 and a 14/3 in the box it is most likely that you will splice white to white, black to black, and cap off the red. That way the other three way will act like a SP switch.



__________________
speedy petey is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-23-2007, 03:32 PM  
Parrothead
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: , WI
Posts: 65
Likes Given: 1

Default

I agree, why put a box in the attic? Why not just put a blank cover over the box that held the switch that you are eliminating???

__________________
Parrothead is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-24-2007, 08:51 AM  
Daryl in Nanoose
Senior Member
 
Daryl in Nanoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Nanoose Bay, BC
Posts: 762
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I originaly thought about elimating it all togeather but changed my mind and moved it to another wall. Thanks for the replies guys.

__________________

[url]http://edhome.shawwebspace.ca/[/url]

Daryl in Nanoose is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-24-2007, 08:56 AM  
Daryl in Nanoose
Senior Member
 
Daryl in Nanoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Nanoose Bay, BC
Posts: 762
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Parrothead View Post
I agree, why put a box in the attic? Why not just put a blank cover over the box that held the switch that you are eliminating???
The wall that this switch is on was removed and did not want it on the wall to the right so instead I crawled up into the 16" high attic (what a nightmare) and patchboxed it and moved it to another wall.
degeldar001.jpg  
__________________

[url]http://edhome.shawwebspace.ca/[/url]

Daryl in Nanoose is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2007, 06:51 PM  
Parrothead
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: , WI
Posts: 65
Likes Given: 1

Default

Ah makes sense now. Pictures help a lot



__________________
Parrothead is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Changing Switch to Recptacle SavvyCat Electrical and Wiring 2 01-04-2009 05:28 PM
Help installing a 3-way dimmer... theboyk Electrical and Wiring 2 08-27-2008 12:29 PM
Illuminated wall switch glows but bulbs won't light Paul in Maryland Electrical and Wiring 3 10-21-2007 08:34 AM
Dinning room switch Blair1955 Electrical and Wiring 9 06-22-2007 05:25 AM
Dimmer Switch - 3 Way....No Way freddy001 Electrical and Wiring 2 12-03-2006 03:39 PM