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Coady 09-02-2010 07:12 PM

Adding a Hot Receptacle to a 3-Way Switch
 
Hi,
As my topic indicates i'm trying to wire a hot receptacle to a 3-way switch. The issue I am having with this is, I am trying to added it into the box with only the 14-3 wire going to it. Meaning the original power source is not in this box, it is in the other box of the 3 way switch.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Jason

jbfan 09-02-2010 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coady (Post 495108)
Hi,
As my topic indicates i'm trying to wire a hot receptacle to a 3-way switch. The issue I am having with this is, I am trying to added it into the box with only the 14-3 wire going to it. Meaning the original power source is not in this box, it is in the other box of the 3 way switch.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Jason

Not gonna happen!
You will need to find another soruce for the receptacle.
All you have in the box are switch legs and travelers.
You would need a neutral and a constant hot to work.

joed 09-03-2010 01:11 PM

I agree. If you only have the three wire cable then you don't have a neutral wire for the receptacle. Find another source of power.


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