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Sammy 11-05-2007 06:19 PM

Tap a three way switch
I have a three way light switch box that I expanded to a double gang switch for a new unrelated set of lights over the stove since we got rid of the range hood.

I want to power the new lights from the three way switch which I can do until the OTHER three way switch on the far side of the room is turned off.

Is there a way to do this without running a new hot lead for the new switch?

goose134 11-05-2007 07:23 PM

Sounds like you're tapping in at the switch leg side of the 3- way. You are going to have to run a new hot over there. Maybe from the basement?

Sammy 11-05-2007 08:09 PM

Yeah I'm on the other side of the room from the feed.

I can live with it the way it is since we rarely use the other three way switch.

Was just wondering if I was missing something.


Andy in ATL 11-06-2007 02:21 PM

Naw, you didn't miss anything...ain't electricity fun?

joed 11-06-2007 03:16 PM

If you only have three wires + gound in the box then you can not do it.

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