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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #330 on: January 15, 2020, 03:48:03 PM »
I am going to guess these lights are in parallel. However wired should effect all the lights the same.

Yeah the comment about wiring has nothing to do with the lights dimming differently, it was in relation to the part of the quote i bolded.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #331 on: January 15, 2020, 03:50:12 PM »
Yeah the comment about wiring has nothing to do with the lights dimming differently, it was in relation to the part of the quote i bolded.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #332 on: January 15, 2020, 05:03:52 PM »
Which option is yours?  :)
https://www.easy-do-it-yourself-home-improvements.com/3-way-switch-wiring-diagram.html

How in the world do I go about figuring that one out? Do I need to rip out all the sheetrock for this? I never realized there are so many options for 3 way switch wiring.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #333 on: January 15, 2020, 05:07:40 PM »
How in the world do I go about figuring that one out? Do I need to rip out all the sheetrock for this? I never realized there are so many options for 3 way switch wiring.
I have no idea and I didn't know there was that many either. Can you take pictures of the switch? Also which switch do you have?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #334 on: January 15, 2020, 05:12:26 PM »
While on the topic of wiring. I want to replace my upstairs thermostat with a WiFi supported model. Current thermostat has no C wire attached, but there are several unattached wires going up to the packaged unit on the roof (in addition to the G, R, W & Y wires). The thing is that the control board of the packaged unit doesn't have all the terminals neatly positioned next to each other, but rather spaced out over the board, and there's nothing marked C. There is a terminal marked B (GND) after the G R W & Y terminals, but that doesn't sound like it.

There are blue wires running in several places, including a few connected to a terminal on a relay switch. I don't currently have a Voltmeter to check if that runs 24V or higher, so I held off on connecting a wire from there to the thermostat.

Anyone have any insight on this, or do I just have to wait until I pick up a voltmeter to find where the 24V current is running to connect the C wire to?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #335 on: January 15, 2020, 07:03:40 PM »
How in the world do I go about figuring that one out? Do I need to rip out all the sheetrock for this? I never realized there are so many options for 3 way switch wiring.

Dont bother. Just use trial and error and you'll get the wires right. Even if you dont have a multi meter amd cant identify the line from the neutral there are still only 6 possible ways to make the connections at the switch

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #336 on: January 15, 2020, 08:35:07 PM »
Dont bother. Just use trial and error and you'll get the wires right. Even if you dont have a multi meter amd cant identify the line from the neutral there are still only 6 possible ways to make the connections at the switch

My only fear is running 110V rather than 24V.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #337 on: January 15, 2020, 08:41:30 PM »
You should be able to find something specific to the unit online such as youtube. I found by searching {unit name/model} c wire
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #338 on: January 15, 2020, 09:11:33 PM »
My only fear is running 110V rather than 24V.
Where is the 24V coming from? There should be no 24V there unless I am missing something.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #339 on: January 15, 2020, 09:15:41 PM »
Where is the 24V coming from? There should be no 24V there unless I am missing something.

https://smartthermostatguide.com/thermostat-c-wire-explained/

ETA: I think I found my answer in one of the comments there:

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Yellow/Y is the AC compressor.
White/W is the Heating element
Green/G runs the fan.
Blue or Black/C should be a ground and will be used by both Rh and Rc, and apparently your thermostat.

But if that is the case, why is there such a fuss about a C wire? Couldn't one just connect to any ground?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #340 on: January 15, 2020, 09:21:04 PM »
I must be from another planet because even in this thread things are getting mixed up.  :)
Lets see if we can see where we went wrong.
How in the world do I go about figuring that one out? Do I need to rip out all the sheetrock for this? I never realized there are so many options for 3 way switch wiring.
Dont bother. Just use trial and error and you'll get the wires right. Even if you dont have a multi meter amd cant identify the line from the neutral there are still only 6 possible ways to make the connections at the switch
My only fear is running 110V rather than 24V.
Where is the 24V coming from? There should be no 24V there unless I am missing something.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #341 on: January 15, 2020, 09:28:33 PM »
I must be from another planet because even in this thread things are getting mixed up.  :)
Lets see if we can see where we went wrong.

You missed my other (unrelated) question.

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=42079.msg2185328#msg2185328
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #342 on: January 15, 2020, 09:37:02 PM »
You missed my other (unrelated) question.

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=42079.msg2185328#msg2185328
You quoted the switch question and responded with: My only fear is running 110V rather than 24V.
Either way we are good and just blame me as usual.  ;)
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #343 on: January 15, 2020, 09:38:39 PM »
Did you get anywhere with your switch? Have model for switch? I have free time watching the Hawks.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #344 on: January 15, 2020, 09:58:16 PM »
But if that is the case, why is there such a fuss about a C wire? Couldn't one just connect to any ground?
Doesn't C wire supply constant power?
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