Need help wiring off a 3 way switch

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Old 08-30-14, 04:16 PM
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Need help wiring off a 3 way switch

So I am trying to add a switch to another light. I added a 3 gang box, ran all the wiring but find myself getting stumbled at the switch area, having a mental block over this for some reason.
The two switches are 3 way switches.

Here is a not so good drawing I did.

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Old 08-30-14, 04:25 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Not sure what your wiring is, since it is not following your color code. Draw it out without grounds. We know they are understood. Also give us where each wire goes, oe where they come from. Have you run your new cable to the box,yet?
 
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Old 08-30-14, 05:12 PM
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Is the new switch a single pole or a 3 way switch?
 
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Old 08-30-14, 05:25 PM
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By the looks of your picture, you do not have a neutral in your existing box.
 
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Here is a picture I took earlier. I will post some better ones when I get back there tomorrow too.

I pretty much need to know how to add the new switch. Ty
 
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Old 08-31-14, 04:25 AM
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As mentioned, it doesn't appear you have any neutrals in that box. So, your new cable should be coming from a light that has a hot and neutral already in the box.

You then would need to connect the white (taped black) of the new cable to the hot in the light box, and the black to the black of the light. The neutral in the light box will connect to the white of the light.

FYI - The switch you have the yellow cable connect to is a 3 way switch. You should be using a single pole switch.
 
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