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My electrician half-switched one outlet for us in each room. It is controlled by 3-way switches.

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Switch at door is down, Switch at bed is up. Lamp is on.
I turn off switch at bed, so that switch is now down.
Lamp is turned off while both switches are down.
In the morning I turn switch up at door. So, door switch up and bed switch down.

How can I make it work so lamp turns on and off in this scenario?
Lamp will not turn on. This scenario is important because it is in my daughter's room. When we go to bed, we turn lamp on when walking into room. We turn it off at bed after story time. Then I turn it back on at door in the morning and need it to work.

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So, this isn't normal is it? I know I've seen this scenario work before that I am looking for, but I wanted to make sure before I question him on it.

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Both switches should be able to turn the light on and off despite the position of the opposing switch. Your electrician has his wires crossed.
 

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Big John said:
Have a real electrician come back and fix it.

No excuse for an experienced professional not to be able to correctly wire a 3-way.
And the fact that he didn't check it after he was done says a lot.
 

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