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This sounds fairly complicated, with that many wires in the box. That being the case, are you able to post a photo of the box, with all wires shown?
Did you have a prior electrical question here?
OK, great. I'll look it over and then post again.
Sorry for the delay. I'm tending a grill, trying to get some chow together. Clicking on the pic now.
I see your photo, but it's from quite a distance away. Is there any way you could get me a picture from closer to the wires?
The grill is actually a smoker, and I love using it every Saturday. However, it's a lot of work. I'm actually considering buying a digital controller... kind of a "set it and forget it" type of thing. That should make for a lot fewer damper adjustments for temperature control.
Take your time getting me a closer photo. I'll be here most of the day. If I should have to leave, I'll find your reply as soon as I return, and answer accordingly.
We're getting there. I feel bad asking you to keep giving me more info. What would help the most is if I could see all of the labeling you've written on the wires. Then, I should be able to sketch it out and have you try the connections I suggest. Do you mind posting one more photo that has the location of each wire clearly shown?
I really appreciate your patience. That should be it on photos. I think I'll start sketching now. By the way, for a very small additional fee, we can talk on the phone. Not trying to push you into spending more money, just letting you know.
OK, sounds good. If it works for you, just send me a message when you get home, and we can start making connections. One thing you can do immediately is connect the black hot and its associated white to the black and white set that goes to an outlet that is supposed to be live at all times. Simply twist the ends of like colors together, but don't cap them yet. We'll likely add more to those connections. If that doesn't make sense, let me know.
Also, for your safety, it would be best to have the breaker for that circuit OFF while we are working on it.
That could make it tricky to test our connections. Do you have a generator?
Hmm. Well, we can connect most of the wires. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. Number 5 I was waiting on, to get more info from you.
1, 2, 3, and 6 can be connected color for color... all whites together, and all blacks together. You can add the white from #5 to the bundle of whites made up of the other wires.
From the bundle of blacks, you need a 6" long "tail" of wire, to feed the single pole switch in the box in question.
The black from number 4 set goes to the other terminal on the single pole switch.
How many total wires are in the #5 set? Is it black, white, red, and ground?
Thank you for the additional information. That last set may still be part of a 3 way setup. Do you still have the old switches that were removed from the wall box in question?
That's good info. You probably need a constantly hot wire to the black screw on the 3 way switch, and then the #5 set should connect to the two gold screws on the 3 way switch. Ideally, we should try to meet here when you have power and we can work through the connections.
OK. Did you want to get back with me after making that connection?