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jpelizza 02-02-2013 05:57 PM

wiring 3 way switch
 
i am wiring 3 way switch for 10 recessed lighting.

14/2 from breaker to switch 1, 12/3 from switch 1 to switch 2.

14/2 from switch 1 to light 1
14/2 from switch 2 to light 1

light 1 in series with 14/2 to light 2, then 3, then 4, 5, 6,7,8,9, end with 10 (last stop for 14/2).

is this correct???

thanks

i'm using 12/3 instead of 14/3 because my dad has a bunch thats only reason.

TarheelTerp 02-02-2013 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by jpelizza (Post 1108072)
i'm (planning on) using 12/3 instead of 14/3 because my dad has a bunch that's only reason. ... is this correct???

No. Don't use different gauge wires on the same circuit.

3way switching:
14/2 from source to switch 1, then
14/3 from switch 1 to switch 2, then
14/2 from switch 2 to the light(s) (to light to light to light)

Quote:

i am wiring 3 way switch for 10 recessed lighting.
10 is a lot of lights. How many watts will each draw?

Kansas 02-02-2013 07:55 PM

Ok great, thanks for reply.

I also running three way switch for ceiling fan.

14/2 from source to switch 1
14/3 from switch 1 to switch 2
14/2 from switch 2 to fan.

That right??
Fan will have up lighting down lighting and a fan.

Kansas 02-02-2013 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TarheelTerp (Post 1108077)
No. Don't use different gauge wires on the same circuit.

3way switching:
14/2 from source to switch 1, then
14/3 from switch 1 to switch 2, then
14/2 from switch 2 to the light(s) (to light to light to light)

10 is a lot of lights. How many watts will each draw?

I'm putting flu recent lights so 14w each. Room is big 16x25 and I like light lol

Jim Port 02-02-2013 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kansas (Post 1108160)
Ok great, thanks for reply.

I also running three way switch for ceiling fan.

14/2 from source to switch 1
14/3 from switch 1 to switch 2
14/2 from switch 2 to fan.

That right??
Fan will have up lighting down lighting and a fan.

This will only allow you to control both at the same time unless pull chains are also used.

jpelizza 02-02-2013 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 1108186)
This will only allow you to control both at the same time unless pull chains are also used.



well im assuming the fan will have a remote and also the option of the inwall switch that has light dimmer, fan, light button. so if that is what i get can i still use the 14/2 or do i need 14/3 to the fan from the switch??


thanks

Jim Port 02-02-2013 09:51 PM

I would run a 14-3 to the fan. It gives you more options down the road.

Kansas 02-02-2013 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 1108239)
I would run a 14-3 to the fan. It gives you more options down the road.

Thanks that's what I was thinking but wasn't sure

hammerlane 02-03-2013 06:59 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Kansas (Post 1108160)
Ok great, thanks for reply.

I also running three way switch for ceiling fan.

14/2 from source to switch 1
14/3 from switch 1 to switch 2
14/2 from switch 2 to fan.

That right??
Fan will have up lighting down lighting and a fan.


here is a diagram I had saved with two three-way switches where one controls a fan motor and the other controls the down light canopy on the fan. You could add another 3-way for the up canopy light.


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