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Old 04-26-2012, 09:07 AM   #16
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Once light circuit, multiple switches


There is a 3way at each man door, for the flourescent lights.

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Old 04-26-2012, 09:11 AM   #17
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At the front door, and the switch box at the front door, I am switching outdoor light above overhead door, outdoor light above door, and a light above the door on the inside. In addition to the 3-way switching the two flourescent lights.

At the back door, a outdoor light above man door, and one on the inside, above door, plus the 3way for the flourescent lights.

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So at the back door you need three switches
3-way for the two florescents
SP for the out light above back door
SP for light above the back door on the inside
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:18 AM   #18
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Once light circuit, multiple switches


To keep the number of wires at a minimum in each box, you should set it up as follows:
For box 1 -
12/2 power in
12/2 power out to box 2
12/3 3way out to box 2
12/2 to light 1 (single pole sw)
12/2 to light 2 (single pole sw)
12/2 to light 3 (single pole sw)

For box 2 -
12/2 power in
12/3 3way in
12/2 to fluorescent lights
12/2 to light 4 (single pole sw)
12/2 to light 5 (single pole sw)

You would find it much easier to do this with 14ga wire.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:56 AM   #19
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Once light circuit, multiple switches


Which box is power being brought into?

One of the flourescent fixtures? Light box outside of back door? light box outside of front door? light box inside of back door? light box inside of front door? the 4-gang switch box by front door? the 3 gang switch box by back door?
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Once light circuit, multiple switches


Thanks to all, I have the lighting circuit working now.

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