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lk00331 12-29-2013 10:03 AM

Sharing power for two 3 way switches
 
I am trying to figure out how to make this work. I have a 3 way switch at the bottom of the stairs that controls 6 can lights for the living room area. Power comes in to this switch and have it wired like this:

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At the second 3 way switch location, there is a two gang box that has another 3 way switch to control 2 hallway lights. How do I get power to that second set of switches/lights? Searched the "net" and didnt find exactly what I was looking for. TIA

k_buz 12-29-2013 10:05 AM

You can't get 120V to the second box with the existing wires. Keep in mind that 120V will consist of a hot and a neutral.

lk00331 12-29-2013 10:07 AM

I was wondering if I was going to have to make another hot run.

joed 12-29-2013 06:46 PM

Move the power cable from switch one to the double switch box.

herdfan 12-30-2013 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by lk00331 (Post 1284063)
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At the second 3 way switch location, there is a two gang box that has another 3 way switch to control 2 hallway lights. How do I get power to that second set of switches/lights? Searched the "net" and didnt find exactly what I was looking for. TIA

Are the hallway lights not working? Why do you need power at this location?

dmxtothemax 01-01-2014 12:12 AM

At the second location you will need both a hot and a neutral,

the hot is available but the neutral isnt !

You will have to run a cable to the second location

Either from the bottom of the stairs or another convienient location.

lk00331 01-02-2014 05:11 AM

Thanks to all that replied and for clarification, I am finishing my basement. Got another power source ran and all is working well. :thumbup:


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