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I'm trying to install a Maestro dimmer but can't seem to figure out how to splice it properly since Maestros when used in a 3 way application require you to change the splice on one 3 way and change it to a single pole switch and put the dimmer on the end, which is no problem for me to figure out. But when a 4 way is thrown into the equation it makes it a lot more difficult. So here's my situation... On one 3 way it's fed, on the other side of the 3 way it is switched (this is the side the dimmer must be on) the neutral is sent straight through and what's left is a 4 way in the middle. It seems i've tried everything to make it work. Why are these dimmers so darn hard to install!? Thanks for the help in advance.
 

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they are the easiest to install. read the wiring diagram and follow it.
 
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The maestros I've put in required pigtailing one of the travelers in the 4 way and putting it on the blue screw
 

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FrunkSlammer said:
I always put reds on the blue screw.. never fails me.
True. I did white but it's the same. Whatever color you choose you just have to tail that out in the 4 way and put it on the blue screw terminal
 

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True. I did white but it's the same. Whatever color you choose you just have to tail that out in the 4 way and put it on the blue screw terminal
Thing is it's not replacing the 4 way switch. It's replacing the 3 way switch that has the switch leg in it.
 

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Human Clay said:
Thing is it's not replacing the 4 way switch. It's replacing the 3 way switch that has the switch leg in it.
Doesn't it have a common screw terminal?
 

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This help?
 

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Yes standard 4 way swith, one 3 way switch and a dimmer. Fed at the 3 way, switched at the dimmer.
And yes I'm a 2nd year apprentice
Only Diva works with standard switches.
You have to use remotes when you use Maestro
 
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