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January 30, 2009 9:53 PM Subscribe
Wiring question: What is this crazy non-standard switch I need?
posted by stormygrey to home & garden (16 answers total)
I have a hall with three switches. One for the attic, one for the closet, and one for the hall. The power in for all three comes into the one that is supposed to control the attic light. It was a really old switch and the toggle basically crumpled.
We tried to rewire it and now, either the hall and the closet or on or the attic is, but they are never both off. So we basically need a switch that allows the two other toggle switches to be on continously (unless their respective toggles are moved) while keeping the circuit to the attic light completely seperate. Does that make sense? No one at Ace, Depot or wherever thinks they can help and said we would have to go to a specialty lighting store, but they weren't sure either.
There is a black wire that is the "in" a black wire that is the attic wire, a green for the hall, and a white for the closet. If it helps, this line was orginally for the whole house fan.
This is the kind of thing that is so freakin hard to google.