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I have two lights on the front of my barn. They are currently each switched by their own single pole switches in the barn, with both switches being in one box and fed by one power wire from one circuit breaker. I am putting in LED bulbs so the current draw will be very small. I want to change their control to a pair of three way switches, with two in the current box and two in the house. Then I can control each light from the house or the barn. When I built the barn I put 4 extra 12/2 UF wires in the conduit connecting the house and barn and those wires are currently unused. I am thinking about using three of those 12/2 wires to connect the switches, emulating the function of 2-12/3 wires. I would indicate that the whites are current carrying conductors. I know it will work, but my question is will it be in compliance with the NEC? If not, can you cite the NEC passage that would disallow it? Thanks.