I am rehabbing a house and I am having some trouble with a three way
I have two three-way switches about 15 feet apart. These switches control
two single-bulb light fixtures. I am not sure but it appears that the lights
are between the two switches, electrically. I have identified the two
travelers, a white and a red. I have identified one hot wire at one switch,
and a wire going to the lights at the other switch. I have wired both
switches the same, with the red traveler at the upper terminal of both
switches, the white traveler to the middle terminal, and the black from the
120VAC source to the common of that switch and the wire to the lights to the
common of the other switch. So far, it seems good.
But operationally, it's not good. From one switch, it works great, on, off,
on, off. But if I walk to the other switch, nothing. In fact, if the lights
are on, either switch can turn them off. But if the lights are off, only the
switch that turned them off can turn them back on, if that makes sense.
Please someone tell me what is happening.