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Old 05-04-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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I want to install 2 additional flourescent fixtures in my garage. I have a 3 way switch by the garage door where I would like to get my power. The other 3 way is up front by my kitchen.

I want to install one plug-in for both for both of my fixtures in the ceiling using the 3 way switch by the garage door for power. Is this possible and if so, how?

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Old 05-04-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
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you will need to see which switch has power. Many times the power is at one switch and the switch leg to control the lights is at the other.

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Is it possible to tap off the existing light fixture that is on the 3 way system? That would be much easier for wiring and for the most part foolproof.
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You can always tap off the existing fixture for addtional fixtures in a three way. Some times you can tap off one of the switches.
When tapping off the existing fixture use only the two wires connected to the existing fixture and leave any other wires in the box alone.
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I cannot run a feed from existing fixtures unless I run it on the outside of my ceiling. There is an I beam between the existing and proposed new lights. I was trying to keep it neat but this may be my only option.

I have run the two wires from the existing 3 way switch to the new lights and they do not come on. I do know much about wiring but I think I may have to run a wire from my 3 way in the kitchen to the new fixture. This would be hard to do so I may have to plug into the exisiting fixture and tack the wire to my ceiling and not be so neat.

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