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1. Need a total count of all wires inside each 3 way location.Every wire and its color. Switch 1: I would like the single pole switch. Two switches, a single pole with 2 black and a ground (controls light in dining room); and a three way switch with black, red, white and ground (controls fixture in kitchen-this is the one I want to change to single pole).
Switch 2: I would like the receptacle. Two switches also; one single pole controls a can light. It has two black wires and ground connected to it and two white wires wired together. The three way in that box has a black, white, red and ground connected. 2. How many lights? 1? Yes, the switches control one light only, however each three way switch is in a double box with another single pole switch that controls a separate light. Cal them switch 1 and switch 2 for all the information and that way I will know where you want the single pole and the receptacle.
1. I have a multimeter and a non-contact voltage tester, which would you like me to use?
2. It appears to be from the same cable, as it goes to only the light in the kitchen and back to each three way switch, without looking in the ceiling, though, I can't be sure.
3. On the switch I want to change to a single pole the black wire is connected to the black screw. On the other switch, the black wire is in the same position, but its hard to tell the color of the screw for sure. There appears to be an "x" on two of the screws and not the other.
Prefer the multi meter to test for the switch voltage.Non-contacts can be misleading at times.Find which location, top or bottom is the constant hot.On the 3 ways, sounds like there is another junction, probably in the light since you only have 3 wire cables to each switch.We will work it that direction anyway.So, at this point, we need 2 things.1. Test the can light switch for the constant hot wire--top or bottom2. Switch 2 location 3 way which will be removed-----Turn off power, then remove the black and red wires on the switch and connect them together with a wire nut, then restore power and see if the the other 3 way does not operate the light by itself.Thanks
Constant hot on can light switch is top black wire; I may have messed up, I touched the bottom black wire with my multi-tester and got nothing, touched the top black wire and got a spark and it kicked the breaker, so I assume it's the hot one!
Wired black and red together in switch 2, switch 1 is working backwards-up is off, down is on!
I need to change the three way in switch 1 to a single pole switch which wires do I hook up and which do I cap off? I'm changing the switch style.
I have finished all the connections except the ground in switch 2, do I use the ground from the cable with the red, black and white or do I connect to the ground from the existing switch for the can light?
how do I connect the ground for the receptacle?