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Old 11-30-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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Can I connect a three way switch to a single pole switch

I have two three way switches that control a light overhead. I'd like to put a single pole switch in the same receptacle that houses one of the three way switches in order to control a different light. The power would come from the wires into the three way switch. Can it be done?. I've tried different combinations but either the circuit breaker kicks off, or the three way switch lights don't work, or nothing works.


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Old 11-30-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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You would need to have the power feed in the box where you are trying to add the new switch.


Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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You need to tell us all the wires in the switch box.
If there are only three wires then you can't do it. There is no neutral wire.
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