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Old 04-16-2018, 10:42 PM   #1
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We are just beginning to trim out an older home that my parent company owns. While removing a door-jamb, the 14-3 (old black Romex, no egc) was cut off at the floor boards. This wire was between the last 4way and the final 3way at the bottom of the stairs for the 2nd floor hallway lights. The ckt can be re-arranged to eliminate the damaged Romex, but we still want to be able to control the lights from the foot of the stairs.

Without ripping open the finished walls, removing the old Romex and installing new 14-3, are there Wireless 3way switches that can be used instead? The damaged Romex was only a S/L, the load wire to the lights is fed from another box.

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Definitely. Lutron and Skylink work well. The only thing you need to be concerned about is dimming. If you don't have dimming fixtures, you need one with a straight on/off. I picked up a Conex kit from Lowes this week that worked. They look like two normal Decora switches. The downside was a transmitter that seemed to take up a lot of box space.
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Lutron Maestros are great and the pico by Lutron are also good. Call tech support and they will give you the model numbers etc that are needed.
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I would just cut the wall and replace the Romex. Drywall is cheap.
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I would just cut the wall and replace the Romex. Drywall is cheap.
Is copper and labour cheap?
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Lutron Maestro wireless or Lutron Caseta

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Is copper and labour cheap?
Cheaper than a $60 switch? Yes. It always amazes me to watch people engineer around a problem rather than just fix it.
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Cheaper than a $60 switch? Yes. It always amazes me to watch people engineer around a problem rather than just fix it.
It's just making use of technology to do things quicker and easier. I put one in yesterday. I didn't have to penetrate a fire rated wall and avoided running pipe on the surface. It was clean and simple.
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IMO wireless mistro is the way to go. Paint and drywall all take time. $60 switches are cheep and done and done.
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