3 floors, 2 separate 2-ways

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     geekalpha says:

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    I have a loft conversion. The light switch at the top of the house is a 1-gang but works in a 2-way with the switch on the 1st floor. The 1st floor switch is a 2-gang. One of the switches is the 2-way with the loft, and the other is a 2-way with the downstairs hallway.

    Downstairs hallway = 2-gang. one switch is the 2-way with the first floor and the other switch is a 2-way with another switch by the front door. Front door switch is 2-gang. The second is a 1-way switch for the porch light

    OK, so I am confusing myself here and will draw a pic of it….

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/165331/2011-10-22%2020.23.42.jpg[/img:nqjyh41g]

    In a nutshell, What switches do I need?
    I think I need to buy three 2-gangs and a 1-gang for the top floor. But where do slave switches come in?

    Hopefully it’s simpler than my worse case scenario!

    Thanks,
    Daniel

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     ant says:

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    Heh, awesome diagram <img src=” title=”Wink” />

    I had a similar problem. I think it depends to a large extent on how your setup is wired; but I found that there wasn’t any combination of master dimmers / slave dimmers / controllers that gave me exactly what I wanted.

    What I ended up doing is wiring the circuits permanently on, replacing all the bulbs with the LWRF dimmable CFLs, and replacing all my switchplates with the mood controller. However, since there is no such thing as a 2-way/3-way/4-way mood controller, I have them setup so that each controller turns on all the lights, which is a bit inconvenient, but not as inconvenient as telling the Mrs that she has to use her phone or fiddle about with one of the handheld remotes.

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     AlexS says:

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    "blowback":2tv4n615 wrote:

    Heh, awesome diagram <img src=” title=”Wink” />

    I had a similar problem. I think it depends to a large extent on how your setup is wired; but I found that there wasn’t any combination of master dimmers / slave dimmers / controllers that gave me exactly what I wanted.

    What I ended up doing is wiring the circuits permanently on, replacing all the bulbs with the LWRF dimmable CFLs, and replacing all my switchplates with the mood controller. However, since there is no such thing as a 2-way/3-way/4-way mood controller, I have them setup so that each controller turns on all the lights, which is a bit inconvenient, but not as inconvenient as telling the Mrs that she has to use her phone or fiddle about with one of the handheld remotes.

    Hmm.. complicated one – you are correct that a standard arrangement of dimmers would not cater for this. However, what you can do is remove dimmer ‘modules’ (gangs) from the plate and move them around a little to accommodate multiple slave and master units (or a mix of the two). This is a little tricky so it is something that i dont advise anyone to do unless they are qualified, etc. Give us a call if you want a bit of advise on this – we can even probably make you one up for a bit extra cost.

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     geekalpha says:

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    "AlexS":1ogslu8i wrote:

    Hmm.. complicated one – you are correct that a standard arrangement of dimmers would not cater for this. However, what you can do is remove dimmer ‘modules’ (gangs) from the plate and move them around a little to accommodate multiple slave and master units (or a mix of the two). This is a little tricky so it is something that i dont advise anyone to do unless they are qualified, etc. Give us a call if you want a bit of advise on this – we can even probably make you one up for a bit extra cost.

    I would like some advise on it, so I’ll give you a call tomorrow. Am I pressing 1 for sales or 2 for technical help?

    Tonight I shall take a look and see what combination of master and slave the current switches are.

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