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Old 06-22-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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Is it possible to do a 3way switch with lights coming off each switch?

I have power coming into the basement switch and 4 pot lights down there. The other switch is in the kitchen. There is a stairwell light and wires go into the kitchen switch already. 3way wire will go between the switches. Appreciate e help


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Old 06-22-2013, 09:13 AM   #2
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Nope. Not without some serious re-wiring.
It is MUCH easier to just run a wire from one light to the other.

Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
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I'm sure Speedy is dead right.... but I don't really understand your question and present wiring.... (Speedy... I couldn't understand it)

You might define it better... just in case we are misunderstanding....

Then of course it may (probably) just be me
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Are the lights on the same circuit?

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Old 06-22-2013, 10:30 AM   #5
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The basement is unfinished. I have fished the 3way wire from one switch to the other. I just asked because there is already a wire from the kitchen switch to the stairwell light.

I wanted to try and avoid going from the basement light to the stairwell since its more involved, but I guess it's easier like you said to keep the lights in series.
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