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Old 02-10-2007, 08:59 PM  
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Default Three Way Switches Always Hot?

On a three way switch is there always going to be a hot wire even if the switch is turned off?

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Old 02-11-2007, 12:30 AM  
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Always treat them as hot. In a 3 way switch circuit there is always a hot in both boxes, it switches power back and forth between 2 wires. One or the other is always hot, plus power is supplied in one box, so there will be 2 chances to get shocked in that box!
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On ANY switch there is always a hot wire unless you turn it off at the panel.
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