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I have (2) three way switches that are operating a ceiling

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I have (2) three way switches that are operating a ceiling fan. One three way operates the light while the other 3 way operates the fan. I have a single pole that operates my porch light. How do I wire this so each runs independently?
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Rick
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Rick :

Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm here to answer any of your electrical questions.

Rick :

I'm not understanding your question. If you haveXXXXXswitches 1 for the light (on the fan) and one for the fan itself, and a separate switch for your porch light, then they should already be working independently. Or is this new and you meed to know how o wire the whole thing?

Customer:

Yes. This is new I need to know how to wire the whole thing.Thanks.

Customer:

A diagram would be helpful.

Rick :

No problem. Just so I'm sure what you have. DO you have (2) 3 way switches in one location, the (2) 3 way switches and the porch light switch at the other location?

Customer:

Yes.

Rick :

It's going to take a few minutes then I'll upload it for you.

Customer:

Thanks.

Customer:

Not rushing you but have you sent it ?

Rick :

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Just finished it. Hope you understand it.

Rick :

Let me know if you need further help, or need help understanding it. I'll send you a couple of other things about the 3 ways by them selves so you an have a better understanding.

Customer:

So I have to have a 4 way switch ?

Rick :

No. If you are talking about the 2nd image that I sent. i am only showing you how the 3 way switches work to help you understand. You need to wire it the way I explained on the first image. There is no 4 way switch in the 1st image.

Customer:

OK. But where is my 3rd switch that is single pole.

Rick :

If you look at the image you have 3 switches on the left. The 1st is your single pole, the other 2 are 3way switches, then on the other side of the paper you have two 3 way switches. I even showed the light and the fan

Customer:

I enter the room I haveXXXXXswitches in a double box. On the other side of the room I have a 3 gang box in this box I haveXXXXXand a single pole.

Rick :

That is exactly what I provided you a drawing of.

Customer:

I need you to show me all three switches and how each should connect.

Rick :

Obviously you are not looking at the right image. I will resend it.

Rick :

If that didn't work try this click here

Customer:

So I have to wire the single pole first then the 3 ways?

Rick :

Wire it as the picture shows. It doesn't matter where you put the single pole. Put it where you want, but wire it as it shows in the diagram

Customer:

What I'm asking is do I have to start with the single pole first?

Customer:

Sorry I'm being difficult.

Rick :

You can start on any side you want

Customer:

ok. Thanks.

Rick :

Everywhere you see a blot that is where you will put a wire nut to put the wires together.

Customer:

Have a good day.

Rick :

You too. Please rate. Thank you.

Rick
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