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Old 01-23-2014, 08:30 PM   #16
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Hi. Me again. I am going to try to do this to be code compliant so here is what I am trying to do. I want a 2 gang box at the entrance of my gameroom where I want a 3 way and singlepole switch. The 3 way will control one duplex receptacle in a 2 gang box and the single pole will control the other duplex in that same box. At the other end of my gameroom by an exit door is where the other 3 way switch will be in a 2 gang box with a single pole for an outdoor light. How is the best way to handle having neutrals for all the switches in both boxes? I would like it to be all on the same circuit breaker. I thought I had it all figured out till I found out about this neutral at every switch deal.
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Since you will have a single pole switch at each location, you will need to feed both the boxes with power. Feed each box with the same circuit and you will have your required neutral.
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So if I wire it like hamerlane drew, I would not need a neutral off that second switchloop as long as I bring in a 12/2 to power the singlepole switch in the second switchbox.
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. The 3 way will control one duplex receptacle in a 2 gang box and the single pole will control the other duplex in that same box. At the other end of my gameroom by an exit door is where the other 3 way switch will be in a 2 gang box with a single pole for an outdoor light.
Where is this 2 gang box located with the 2- duplexes? Can you draw a diagram like I did without the wiring to give a visual of what you want and then we can add the wiring.

Just copy my image and open it up in a microsoft paint program and you can draw, erase etc...
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I had this saved for someone else..


I use microsoft paint program, Turn the canvas light gray and get to drawing using the line tool. For the devices I just save piictures and paste them in.
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Ok. I'll draw it up today and post it. Thanks!
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The 3 way will control one duplex receptacle in a 2 gang box and the single pole will control the other duplex in that same box. .
Are you planning on having the 3-way switches and the single pole switch each control a separate duplex or are you gonna have the 3-way switches and the single pole switch each control 1/2 of one duplex?

In your original post you mentioned splitting the duplex.
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The single pole and the 3-way at the entrance to the gameroon will each control one whole duplex in each the 2 gang boxes. There will be 5 of these 2 gang boxes each with a pair of duplex receptacles. The other end of the 3 way for this will be in a 2 gang box by a back door with a single pole switch that will need to run an outside light. I have the room in one the 2 gang receptacle boxes that is in the same wall as the entrance switchbox to run a cable in and out, but the other (4) 2 gang receptacle boxes are in foam panel walls that have only one channel down to the box to fish just one cable and will have to all be end runs and meet at a junction above the suspended ceiling. This will all be on one 20 amp circuit. They constant powered receptacles every 12 feet are near these switched receptacles, but they will be on their own 20 amp circuit so I can have the required constant powered receptacles. This is still in planning so I can still wire it anyway or split it up between the (2) 20 amp circuits if needed. These 2 circuits only feed this gameroom area with nothing else on them.
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Ok. Here is an attempt at drawing it out. The single pole and the 3-way at the entrance to the gameroon will each control one whole duplex in each the 2 gang boxes. There will be 5 of these 2 gang boxes each with a pair of duplex receptacles. The other end of the 3 way for this will be in a 2 gang box by a back door with a single pole switch that will need to run an outside light. I have the room in one the 2 gang receptacle boxes that is in the same wall as the entrance switchbox to run a cable in and out, but the other (4) 2 gang receptacle boxes are in foam panel walls that have only one channel down to the box to fish just one cable and will have to all be end runs and meet at a junction above the suspended ceiling. This will all be on one 20 amp circuit. They constant powered receptacles every 12 feet are near these switched receptacles, but they will be on their own 20 amp circuit so I can have the required constant powered receptacles. This is still in planning so I can still wire it anyway or split it up between the (2) 20 amp circuits if needed. These 2 circuits only feed this gameroom area with nothing else on them.
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Hard to follow your description. First you talk about 2 duplexes now you show 10 of them. I've numbered the duplexes and lettered the SP switches.

Indicate what SP switch will control what duplex. Also indicate which set of duplexes or switches you have your power coming into.
Im assuming switch A is for control of the light.
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Single pole B will control duplex 2,4,6,8,10 and the 3 ways switches will control 1,3,5,7,9. Single pole A will control the outside patio light. Each set of the duplex receptacles will be in a 2 gang box. The idea is to control table and floor lamps on the 3 ways and accent lighting like holiday decorations or other accent lights on the single pole. And be able to turn off the lamps and have only accent lighting if I want.
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which box location are you going to have your incoming power coming into

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