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Old 03-10-2009, 08:30 AM   #1
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I have a rewire question...I want to bring hot to box#1 which will power a 3 way switch for a living room split receptacle for a floor lamp. I will have 14/3 going from box #1 to the other side of the living room to box #2 which will have the other 3 way to control the split receptacle. I also have a fan switch in box #2. Can I power the fan switch off 3 way in that same box that is switching the receptacle. After the 2nd 3 way is that where I take 14/2 down to wire the split receptacle? I hope that is not too confusing..or is there and easier way?


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then you need to bring a feed into box 2!, you want the fan to be controlled at only box 2, correct?


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I am assuming you mean bring another hot into Box#2 to power the fan. Independant of the 3 wire coming in for the recept switch
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Couple of issues here. If you only run 14-3 from switch to switch you will not have a nuetral and hot that you will need to power a fan. Also you mention running 14-2 from the second switch to the split recepticles. Split recepticles need 14-3 ran to them so they have a hot, switched hot, nuetral and ground for them.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:32 PM   #5
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Even without the extra switch you can't have a split receptacles with 14/3. You only have a switched hot and neutral. You need a fourth wire for the unswitched hot.
Best thing to do is to bring the power feed into the second switch instead of the first one.
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