Receptacle off a 3-way

Old 10-26-03, 09:53 AM
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I am trying to run a receptacle off a 3-way switch in the bathroom.
I want the receptacle to remain hot when the switch is off.
I tied white to white, hooked to red with black going to receptacle... No power! HELP!!!
Old 10-26-03, 10:23 AM
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Not to be a trouble maker, but the code does not permit a receptacle in the bathroom to be fed by a lighting circuit from elsewhere.
Old 10-26-03, 11:57 AM
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If this circuit serves nothing outside this one bathroom, and if this receptacle will be in the bathroom, then this would be legal. However, there's still a pretty good chance that it's impossible. To find out if it's possible, you need to tell us all the wires that are in this switch box.
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If the 3way switch box has only 3 wires + ground then you can't do it. You don't have a neutral.
Old 10-26-03, 12:04 PM
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After getting his butt kicked..... my husband decided to run the receptacle off the light fixture itself..... works.


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