Three way circuit question

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Old 08-08-04, 07:26 PM
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Three way circuit question

I plan on running a three way circuit for two shop lights that will plug into their own receptacle about 12 feet apart. My question is do I need to run a piece of --/2 wire between the two receptacles to bring the power from the last switch. The circuit makes sense until the last common wire leaves the switch and hits the first receptacle. There is nothing to take it from there to the next receptacle. The circuit is switch-fixture-fixture-switch.


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Old 08-08-04, 07:36 PM
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I use "-" to indicate --/2 and "=" to indicate --/3. When wiring two three way switches controlling two lights, with power coming first to a switch, your two primary options are:
  1. Power-S1=S2-L1-L2
  2. Power-S1=L1=S2, and L1-L2.
Power to switch to light to light to switch is an extremely poor choice of cable routing.
 
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Old 08-09-04, 06:28 PM
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I basically ran it just like option 2. Pwr-switch1=Light1=switch2 then a piece of left over 14/3 that was the perfect length from L1 to L2, I'll just cap off the red wire on both ends. Is there a way to test a circuit without having the power source connected? (Pre rough-in insp)

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