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I have a switch box, housing 3 switches. I want 2 to be

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I have a switch box, housing 3 switches. I want 2 to be single pole and one to be 3-way and all of them to be on dimmers. The problem is my friend told me to take out ALL the wiring and now I'm not sure what to do. There is a single red that I connects to all of them but (in order forklift to right) 2 black wires for the first one, 2 for the second and one for the third. I'm confued
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: why there are 2 black wires for the first 2
JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?
Customer: I have not. the building is new but there is so much shoddy workmanship
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no, I think I've explained it fully
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be assisting you. Please stand by while I review your question.

Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 months ago.
  1. Do you have a 2 wire voltage tester?
  2. Give me the count and colors of the wires in the box.
  3. Tell me the wire colors on the 3 way switch in the other box. Also which color is on the black screw.

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