series switches


Old 09-20-02, 03:09 PM
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I want to add 4 zones of lights in my family room. I will install a grafix eye in the future (to expensive $800), I don't want to install 4 3-way dimmers at the theater area and 4 3-way switches at the entrance.
Can i install a 4 switch rocker at the entrance and the 4 dimmers in the back of the room in series. I know both switches will have to be on for the lights to work, but i'll rather do it this way if "legal" (within code).

4 3-way dimmers and 4 3-way switches are expensive when I know I will change them in the near future.
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Old 09-20-02, 08:39 PM
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Yes, you can put two standard switches in series. One code that might apply is that you are supposed to have a switch that controls a light or receptacle at the main entrance to every room. If all four dimmers across the room are off, you have no light switch at the entrance. Not sure how an inspector might rule on that, but most would probably allow it. But in general, there is no code prohibiting two switches in series.
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