Electrical Wiring in the Home/wiring


Hi robert: I have a switch at one door and another switch at another door both control a lamp in the corner. The lamp switch is one you have to turn the switch twice to turn on with a cfl bulb. the lamp switch is on all the time and both wall switches have to be on for the lamp to be on. to turn it off you switch off one of the wall switched. But sometimes it seems with some combination of turning the wall switches on and off results I have to turn the lamp switch on twice "again" to get the lamp on.
What is going on, is the wiring all right.

This sounds like one of those ones where I need to talk with you.

I don't understand why you have to turn the fixture switch on twice to make the lamp light, nor why there are two off switches and quite how that works.

It might help if you could tell me what type of switches they were, but that would possibly require some disassembly and evaluation of the wiring connections. Also, tell me more about this fixture that needs special treatment with the CFL lamp. That sounds curious as well.

Maybe sends me photos for a start.
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Robert Wilber


Licensed Philadelphia electrician serving Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. I install and repair residential, commercial and industrial wiring and lighting. Troubleshooting and repair of problems that stump other people is my favorite. I am willing to help people figure out why things don`t work. I understand motor controls, transformers and machine wiring. I do not teach basics to novices or do free design work.


Experience in the area I have 44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair, 480 volts and below. This is not to be confused with one week repeated two thousand times.

44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair

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