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Old 10-05-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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3way half switched receptacles

I have 2 3way switches and 5 receptacles thereafter. I want the 5 receptacles to b half switched and half constant. I have the feed coming into switch#1 and then a 3 wire w/Ground goin to switch#2 then 3wire w/ground goin to the receptacles thereafter. How can I wire this to have the receptacles half switched half constant by the 2 3way switches? Thanks ryan
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:44 AM   #2
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Sorry, can not do with existing wiring. You need a hot supply at the second switch box or at one of the receptacles.

In you existing set up, the hot is in the first switch box and is connected to the common of the 3 way switch. If you can run another cable from switch 1 to switch 2, then it will work.
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RJNILES is correct. You would need a four wire feed between the switches to make it work.
You could do it by bringing power to the second switch or the first receptacle instead of the first switch.
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