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Old 10-16-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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3 way light circuit, middle load, neutrals in switch box?

With the nec requiring a neutral in all switch boxes, would you need a 4 wire with ground for the switch at the end? Or if I'm wrong how does that work?


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If you run the power to the switches first and then to the light, you have neutral in all the switch boxes and avoid the need for 4 conductor cable.

However, for a switch beyond the light, I would cautiously try a 2 conductor cable plus a 3 conductor cable in lieu of of one 4 conductor cable, depending on what supplies I had on hand.


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