Where does the power come into the switching system? What has he used to jumper from one switch to the other?
power comes from another switch
he bought wire to use to jumper
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Is this the switch where the power comes into the circuit? Does he know which side of the switch is hot all the time? From this hot side a jumper wire must be pigtailed to the hot wire for each switch since only one wire can connect to a terminal on a switch. This way both switches will work independently of each other.
there are 2 control switches in the room and the power is on the other switch away from where we are working. can i pigtail this switch to control another switch?
a new switch is what we r installing
The second switch must have constant power. It can not be on the back end of a 3 way circuit. It must be where the power feeds to the switch.
It can not be done as you describe.
ok then is that why when we turn on 1 switch the other goes off?