3 way switch and outlet


Old 12-30-02, 09:51 AM
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3 way switch and outlet

My garage is a separate building from my house with lighting that is controlled by a 3-way switch in the house and another 3-way in the garage itself. There is an outlet in the garage but it is wired so that it is also controlled by the switches. I would like to rewire so that the outlet is always hot. I do not want to run new cable between the buildings if possible. Is there any way to rewire just inside the garage to get the outlet working?

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Old 12-30-02, 10:44 AM
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You can replace the 3-way switch in the house with a single-pole switch that will control the existing garage lite from ONLY the house. This connection will provide contant 110 volt power in the garage.You can connect another garage lite to this circuit that operates from it's own switch in the garage.
Old 12-30-02, 10:49 AM
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Or you could eliminate the switch in the house and just have a switch in the garage for the lights and power to the recepticle.
There are several possiblities. Can you tell us what the wires are coming from the house to the garage. There may be more possibilities if it is more than 14/3 or 12/3 wire or if it is individual wires in conduit.
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