There’s a 3 way switch in this apartment that doesn’t work properly!
I had the ”maintenance guy” in last week to fix a few things and after I brought the wiring issue to his attention,
he just said it was that way in his apartment too
(and he didn't even try to fix it).
Then last night it got worse. Neither switch would shut off the light until I flipped one on and off 4 times, wiggled it and jammed it down hard the last time! Then it was, off but I was nervous there was a short in the switch that was going to catch fire in the middle of the night. (It didn’t, phew!)
The thing is, I brought all my electrical tools. I don’t even know why but I was packing up and I had just used them to wire a timer switch and I threw them into the toolbox.
Serendipitous is what that was!
Ater all, I’m not one to wait around for someone else if I can do myself. I know it’s not actually my property, but we’re talking about our safety here. I kind of need this taken care of NOW. (Not in 2 weeks which is how long it took to get maintenance in here the first time.)
So, sometimes I do a little minor electrical work. Changing out a light or switch, moving an outlet…stuff like that.
Sometimes I run into a situation where I need a little guidance.
For instance, 3 and 4 way switches throw me for a loop, every time. It seems like every time I install one, it’s a new scenario.