Help running a 3-way switch line with 3 lights


Old 08-12-05, 03:01 PM
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New Problem: I am putting in a new section in my basement and have done a good job on everything else BUT I have a very good elect book explaining 3-way switch with 1 light on it but not with 3 lights. I will have power going to the switch then 12/3 to the 1st light, 2nd light, 3rd light then on to the other switch.

My confussion comes in do I simple tail the whites off... The reds are wire nut until the last switch? The big question is inbetween I think it would be different than a single light. Does this make sense?

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Old 08-12-05, 03:06 PM
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You cannot do it the way you are suggesting. Run 12-3 from the first switch to the first light. Then run 12-3 to the second switch. When this works, run 12-2 from the first light to the second light and then to the third light.

If you want to do it the way you suggest, you would need 12-4 between the lights, not 12-3.
Old 08-12-05, 06:10 PM
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Thanks, that makes perfect sense, I will try it this weekend and let you know.
Old 08-13-05, 11:20 AM
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Works perfect 1st try. Made perfect sense. Thanks A lot!

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