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HELP!!! Cannot fix my two 3-way switches

Discussion in 'DIY - Do-It-Yourself Projects, Construction, Etc.' started by ducks4you, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Feb 11, 2017
    ducks4you

    ducks4you Almost Self-Reliant

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    This forum is best way for me to ask this question.
    I am having trouble fixing a light with two switches.
    The overhead light stopped working in my hallway. I thought that the 3-way switches might be bad so I prepared to change them. However, I could find power coming to either of the two switches. I checked the circuit box. No circuits were tripped. Any ideas why I don't have power at these switches?

    I live in a 100yo house and the wiring is older, probably not original, and these switches have worked for me since 1999.

    Thanks for ANY ideas!
     
  2. Feb 13, 2017
    Britesea

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    DH suggested that there is a junction *somewhere* that has either come apart, corroded, or both. Don't mess with it, you are playing with fire. Get a professional to do it right, or you may lose the house. He is not a professional himself, only a moderately skilled amateur that is scared witless by your story. (his words)
     
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    Hinotori

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    Sorry I'm no help. I'm afraid to mess with electricity (several long stories) so I call a professional
     

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