Which wire to which terminal?


I have an L-shaped hallway with 2 ceiling lights.
A 3-way switch is located at the end of each leg of the "L". Each electrical box has: A sheath with a black wire and a white wire. A different sheath with only a black wire. What wire gets connected to each terminal on each 3-way switch?
A 4-way switch is located at the intersection of the legs of the "L". The electrical box has: A sheath with a black wire and a white wire. A different sheath with a black wire and a white wire. What wire gets connected to each terminal on the 4-way switch?
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Your wiring sound like it's all improper, but given what you describe: connect the single conductors to the common terminals of each 3way switch, connect the two wires left to the travelers at each three way switch. Connect two wires from one sheath at the 4 way location to the input terminals of the 4 way switch, and the other two wires to the output terminals
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The circuit is now working!!!!!!
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On 11/14/2009 11:50 AM gary spake thus:

You must have appeased the Electrical Gods.
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