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Old 02-18-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Need help with 3-way switch circuit


Hi, I have this 3 way switch currently:



I want to add a standard receptacle between the 2 lights. How do I wire that (so that they all turn off/on at the same time)?

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Parallel off one of the lampholders.

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Connect the receptacle into any place on cable 2 between the lights or run a new cable from either fixture connecting it to the same black and white wire that is connected to the light.
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thanks. Quick question: it must be line #2 between the lights? Or could it be either line #1 or #2 (the 14/2 lines).
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try this: ground wire not shown for ease of drawing
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