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Old 03-02-2008, 11:09 AM   #1
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Power through a 3-way

This is the diagram I'm using:

That is the set up I have, with the addition that beyond the second switch is an outlet. I need constant power through the 3-way to run the outlet but can't find it. Is this possible, or do I need another hot wire?

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Old 03-02-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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Power through a 3-way

you need another hot wire and neutral wire

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Old 03-02-2008, 01:01 PM   #3
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Power through a 3-way

Run the new 14-2 cable, from the first switch where the power comes in, all the way to the new outlet box.

There's a good chance you will need a larger box at switch #1; 20 cubic inches to accommodate the new cable along with everything else, or 22 c.i. if the box has screw down cable clamps inside.

(Or get unswitched power from another more convenient location not related to your 3 way setup.)

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Old 03-02-2008, 01:28 PM   #4
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Power through a 3-way

You can't do it. You don't have a neutral wire in the switch box.
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