converting 1 way switches to 3 way switches.
I moved into my 'new' house(1994 house) a couple months ago and the switches have been driving me crazy.
There are many places where two switches control the same light, except it doesn't work the right away. For one switch to turn on the light, the other had to of been left in the on position, and vice versa.
After some googling, I figured out that its because I most likely have 1 way switches that are just put in series. Great.
This occurs a bunch of tiimes throughout the house(walk in closet,hallways,upstairs/downstairs controlling same lame etc..)
What can I do to fix this?
I opened up a light switch in the closet. Inside the light switch box, I have a red, black wire going to the switch. Then I have a black ground wire going to the screw on the switch. Inside the switch box I also have a white wire thats twisted off to another white wire. I can take a picture and post it if necessary.
How can I remedy this and install a 3 way switch on each side.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!