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Old 02-16-2014, 02:22 PM   #16
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The power first comes into the switch with a 14/2 wire. Then leaves the switch going to the light with a 14/3 wire, and then leaves the light with 14/2 wire.
In this arrangement the code police may get you because there is no neutral at the 3-way switch at the right.

But this diagram shows power into the 3-way at the left, xx/2/2 to the light, xx-2 leaving the light to power something else and xx-3 leaving light for 3-way on the right.

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Old 02-16-2014, 02:37 PM   #17
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Here is another way that might suit you since you have xx-3 already run between the switch location and the light. This way you will need to run another xx-3 between the 3-way switch location where power enters(left switch) and the other 3-way switch location(right switch). But again there will be no neutral at this "other" 3-way location. Is it the end of the world? NO!!

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You can also remark the whites being used as travelers between the 3-way switches. Mark them with black at the ends.

Obviously the difference between the 2 diagrams is whether you want to run the cable for the right 3-way switch from the left 3-way switch location or from the light location
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