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Old 09-17-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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Will this 3-way switch wiring work?


I need to re-run some wires for a pair of lights on a stairwell. I cannot run new wires to the lights themselves, as they are in a finished portion of the house. However, I have access to the switches, and to the runs between the switches.

Will the wiring in the picture work AND meet code?

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Old 09-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Will this 3-way switch wiring work?


Yes, it looks fine.

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Will this 3-way switch wiring work?


Thanks! I was racking my brain earlier trying to figure out an "easy" way to make this work without having to run a gazillion feet of wire.
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Pigtail those two wires for the lights on the left hand switch. Don't put the two of them under the switch screw.
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