Using existing wiring


Old 09-26-05, 01:32 PM
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Using existing wiring

I am finishing my basement. I have an existing light with one single pole switch controlling it. THe power is run to the light with 14-2 romex and then 14-3 to the switch. Is it possible to make that a 3-way switch using that existing wiring and another switch(and the wiring that goes with that). THe single pole switch shares a 2 gang box with a 4-way on a different circuit and provides power to another outlet. Hopefully this isn't too confusing of a post. I will try to clarify if you ask questions
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Old 09-26-05, 02:08 PM
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If you are finishing your basement then you should be able to do whatever you want, even if it requires replacing a wire.

If what you are saying is correct, then you can do what you want by running your new wire and switch from the existing switch, or from the light itself. Of course, you can do this anyway with a properly wired switch.
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Run 14/3 from the existing switch box to the location of the new switch box.
Old 09-26-05, 02:26 PM
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It is always possible to convert a single switch to a three way if you can run a 14/3 from the existing switch to the new switch.

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