How to Wire a Plug. While they're necessary for the lighting circuit to function, ordinary switches don't require this connection. A comment from a fellow handyman. Do you need both switches to be z wave switches or can the master switch be z wave enabled and the add auxilary be a regular non z wave 3 way switch? I know the load wire is the hot one but how can I tell with the circuit breaker off?
The first rule for light switches and receptacles is that you never try to wire around the switch.
Help wiring a 3 way switch
Note the number of wires and romex from each switch box and most likely someone will be able to help you. Inside each of the two electrical boxes you should see two bundles of wires. Three ways are always confusing! Not to worry, you can purchase and oversize receptacle box just for such an occasion. Or would the same rules apply as to swapping out the switches themselves? Look at the common terminals of the switch. This site is merely a collection of how some people do home improvements.