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kj4ltc
Re: Very old 3-way switch

ok, so now on to the important things....do i just go with a regular switch or cut the wall for the box and maybe find the wire and put in a double gang box???

Re: Very old 3-way switch
kj4ltc wrote:

ok, so now on to the important things....do i just go with a regular switch or cut the wall for the box and maybe find the wire and put in a double gang box???

Go with a regular 3w switch for safety, but,what you have could be used as a three way if you jumpered 3 to 12 (to create a "common" and use 6 and 9 as travelers.

kj4ltc
Re: Very old 3-way switch

So, you're saying wire it up as a 3 way ?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Very old 3-way switch

I disagree. As it is now, it has a single wiper and it has power on 12 and would switch power on and off on 6, it never powers 9. Installing a 3 way you could end up applying power to wire that you don't know where it goes. I would install a single switch.

Jack

kj4ltc
Re: Very old 3-way switch

thats what I was thinking Jack

Re: Very old 3-way switch
kj4ltc wrote:

So, you're saying wire it up as a 3 way ?

No it is old and the wipers probably have excessive contact resistance (safety issue) and it is not "listed" so would not meet Code.

But if you did what I said in post #13, technically, it could function as a 3 way switch.

I created a CAD drawing of the four possible switch positions but this forum will not allow me to post it, or I haven't discovered how to do it yet.

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