2 way switches confusion

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Plan A:

Find a spark who knows how to do it and is prepared to turn up and do it.

Plan B:

Get a multimeter & learn how to use it.
Learn how 3-way light switching works.
DIY.

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Ban -all.

Thanks for the advice that's why I've posted on here... :confused:
 
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Jocks - Your kidding me!!

No wonder nobody wants to tackle it.

Come on you clever people...How do I fix this problem?

Is it something to do with live feed on middle switch and incorrect wiring on top floor?
 
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Jocks - Your kidding me!!

No wonder nobody wants to tackle it.
If my course was anything to go by he's exaggerating. It was:

a) 10 minutes - if you could draw one method that was it.

b) None at all - the wiring of intermediate switches was not covered at all.


Come on you clever people...How do I fix this problem?
Get a multimeter & learn how to use it.
Learn how 3-way light switching works.
DIY.
 
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Jocks - Your kidding me!!

No wonder nobody wants to tackle it.
If my course was anything to go by he's exaggerating. It was:

a) 10 minutes - if you could draw one method that was it.

b) None at all - the wiring of intermediate switches was not covered at all.


Come on you clever people...How do I fix this problem?
Get a multimeter & learn how to use it.
Learn how 3-way light switching works.
DIY.

then they come out thinking they are 4king electicians
 
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"Get a multimeter & learn how to use it.
Learn how 3-way light switching works.
DIY."


Where do I learn if not by asking advice on here?
That's why I posted...I'm looking for advice and to learn.
I don't want to train as a spark I want to fix this problem....please remember we are not all DIY experts and we all have to start somewhere I think you assume too much!
 
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I don't want to train as a spark I want to fix this problem....please remember we are not all DIY experts and we all have to start somewhere I think you assume too much!
You don't have to train as a spark, and understanding how 2- and 3-way switching works is not expert level.

Almost every house in the land has 2-way switching, and lots have 3-way - it's not a rare thing, it's fundamental, and if you want to work on your own electrics then you need to learn how it works - it shouldn't take very long.

And if you want to work on your own electrics a multimeter is an essential tool to own.
 
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Ban-all,

Agreed it's rocket science but I am starting from knowing nothing.

Actual advice given by securesparks has helped the most so far.

Wiki diagrams are hard to follow, but cheers for the advice. ;)
 
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Agreed it's rocket science but I am starting from knowing nothing.
Then you probably shouldn't be fiddling with your wiring yet.

http://web.archive.org/web/20080213151445/http://www.kevinboone.com/electricity.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20080213151445/http://www.kevinboone.com/domesticinstallations.html

http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=75416#75416


Wiki diagrams are hard to follow
Well they shouldn't be, they really really shouldn't.

If they are it's because you shouldn't be fiddling with your wiring yet.
 
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Ban-all,

Thanks for the info I am reading now...

Never say never and forgive the pun but lighten up!
 
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I'll charge you £20/hour ( + one way traveling time ) and can be there friday about 10 ish if you want.. PM me... :)

you know a photo would be much more use than a rather poor description that looses something in the formatting..
 
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Coljack - Will try to add photo later on today.

Thanks for your offer, :eek:
 
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