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Old 03-06-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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3 way switches with light load on both ends

Is there any way to wire up a light off of each switch in a 3-way switch setup? I have a light at the top of my stairs that comes off the top 3 way switch. The load comes into the bottom (of the stairs) 3 way switch. It works fine currently. However, there's not enough light. I want to add another light near the bottom of the stairs, and I can get a wire back to the bottom switch. Looking at it though, I don't see any way to wire that light in to the load switch though. Is there some way to do this that I'm not thinking of? Thanks,

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Can't be done with out adding new wire. You will have to get a new wire either from the exisitng light or the switch from where the light is fed.
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If I understand, the hot reeds the top switch, and the load to the light comes from the bottom switch.
If this is correct, you may be able to add another light.
Tell us the wiring in each switch box and we can go from there.
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