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Old 10-26-2013, 07:10 PM  
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You are dealing with a multi-location dimmer option now ... Did not see that in the beginning. Here is the Lutron instructional ... Notice the DIFFERENT dimmers being used.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y01piNclsso

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The video didn't help much but I got it anyways and yes SHE'S HAPPY! I was trying to use one of the 14/3 wires to power the 2nd switch, so I just ran a new 12/2 from an end of line outlet to the 2nd switch which is now the 1st switch, lol, and made the original 1st switch into the 2nd one. Kinda just reversed everything and added power to the original 2nd switch! It all works perfectly! I sincerely appreciate everyone's input because it made me realize how ignorant I can be and how simple the 3-way circuit is! Now I'm going to add a 3-way dimmer to my kitchen recessed lighting. It already has a dimmer but she wants another one at the other end of the kitchen. I ran a 14/3 between the old dimmer and the new location last week so wish me luck!


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Old 11-03-2013, 10:55 AM  
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I got it, I got it, I got it! How stupid of me to not see something so simple. One 3-way switch gets power on the black, the other 3-way switch gets connected to the light and it doesn't matter which ones the (TRAVELERS) connect too, vise versa! It's still easier on paper than it is standing in front of a box with a bunch of wires in it, lol!

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Multi location dimmers are easy to install once you get this one concept. The blue is a signal wire not a switched wire. When you are retrofiting with multi location dimmers its easiest just to undue all the taps in the box related to the original 3way switch and start from scratch. The instructions for Lutrons Electronic switches try to avoid opening and taps and so they are unnecessarily confusing.

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