It's a conspiracy to keep electricians employed! Only they know the
rules and the rules change every couple of years.
I'm not going to go into the rats nest I found in the house I had in
England back in the 60s. Don't even ask.
Jim - 68 Midget in Dodge City
On 9/21/07, chuck <email@example.com> wrote:
> What is with this standards thing in the Amurican electrical code??
> We've had a switch at the top of the stairs that periodically
> seemed to have a "flat spot." It's a 4-way switch in between
> two 3-way switches all controlling one hall light.
> So I pulled the old switch. Two red wires on the top. Two
> white wires on the bottom. Connected the wires to the
> new 4-way switch. Two red wires on the top. Two
> white wires on the bottom.
> Not good. Played swap the wires for a while, then
> hit upon Two red wires on the left. Two
> white wires on the right. Bloody 90 degrees out
> from the original.
> Eureka, it works! Geronimo. Excelsior, you fat head!
> WHY IS THAT?
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