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Old 12-15-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
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3 way switch adding an add'l light


Hello everyone,
Im trying to add an add'l light in my hall at the other end. I will try to explain in detail as clear as possible. switch one has incoming power. 1)14-3 and 2) 14-2 I think this these goes to two other bedroom lights if your wondering the 2 add'l incoming wires. the 14-3 hookup is red & blk to the double terminals on switch. the single terminal has a pigtail(blk) tied to the other blks from the other 2 incoming 14-2.....whts are bypassed and ties together. Now to the light...light sits right by bathroom is connected from the light to that light switch...2 incoming wires to lights are 14-3... wht from light goes to one of the 1st 14-3 , blk from light goes to the other 14-3 ties to the red. 1st 14-3 blk ties to the 2nd 14-3 wht. Red of the 1st 14-3 tied to the blk of the 2nd 14-3.... 2nd switch has14-3 red on single terminal(bottom) and blk wht on double terminal. I would like to add the add'l light by the end switch. Any help on how to wire would be appreciated and diagrams as well would be better. I hope this is not confusing.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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Hello everyone,
Im trying to add an add'l light in my hall at the other end. I will try to explain in detail as clear as possible. switch one has incoming power. 1)14-3 and 2) 14-2 I think this these goes to two other bedroom lights if your wondering the 2 add'l incoming wires. the 14-3 hookup is red & blk to the double terminals on switch. the single terminal has a pigtail(blk) tied to the other blks from the other 2 incoming 14-2.....whts are bypassed and ties together. Now to the light...light sits right by bathroom is connected from the light to that light switch...2 incoming wires to lights are 14-3... wht from light goes to one of the 1st 14-3 , blk from light goes to the other 14-3 ties to the red. 1st 14-3 blk ties to the 2nd 14-3 wht. Red of the 1st 14-3 tied to the blk of the 2nd 14-3.... 2nd switch has14-3 red on single terminal(bottom) and blk wht on double terminal. I would like to add the add'l light by the end switch. Any help on how to wire would be appreciated and diagrams as well would be better. I hope this is not confusing.
Thanks for everyones time.
Hope I'm understanding this correctly.

You just need to splice into the Hot and Neutral wires at the current light, as well as the ground, and bring it over to your new light with some 14/2.

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Old 12-15-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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Thanks .. I thought this had to be done..wasn't really sure, I was hoping not to go up in the attic...to run that wire from that light over to the new one..geeezzz thanks again..
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