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How to Install a Three-Way Switch and Wire a Circuit

Typically used for hallways and staircases, three-way switches are used in instances where two separate switches control one. Use these step-by-step instructions to install a three-way switch and wire a circuit.

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Materials

  • 14-gauge NM wiring
  • wire connectors
  • wire nuts
  • gang boxes
  • cable staples
  • copper crimp sleeves

Tools

  • tape measure
  • hammer
  • linesman pliers
  • wire cutters
  • wire strippers
  • screwdriver
  • side cutter
  • volt-ohm meter

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