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BanditParker 05-01-2011 12:03 AM

3 Way Switch help
 
I have a 3way switch atthe end of the circuit. I tried to come off that switch to a 1 pole switch to controll a new ceiling fan that is only going to have one switch. I ran 12/2 wire from that new swith. The 3way still works the same and the new switch turns the power on and off to the the new ceiling fan/light, but nothing happens at the light (nospin and no light). My tester shows the power does get tothe light socket and fan motor. What could be wrong?

Saturday Cowboy 05-01-2011 12:27 AM

no neutral. the white wire you tapped into at the 3way switch is actually a hot traveler or switch leg (this is legal tho it is supposed to be marked). You can not usually power something else from a switch. try pulling power from a plug.


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