Checking to see if this is possible and how to.


Old 01-24-16, 06:43 PM
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Question Checking to see if this is possible and how to.

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The picture above is the current set up of wires in the wall. I am trying to add a three way switch in my garage above my work table and have the ability to turn off the light on/off at the table itself and at the door leaving the garage. I want the switches to just control the light and the other outlets to have constant power.

rough draw of wires, white = grey is white and didn't bother drawing grounds
just seeing if someone could throw image in paint and just connect the lines....:\ thanks
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Old 01-24-16, 07:02 PM
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Welcome to the forums! This is one rendering of the wiring. Others may have different starting and stopping points.

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Old 01-24-16, 07:12 PM
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I'm guessing one of the two switches shown in your diagram is the new one. Unfortunately I think Larry misunderstood you. Your diagram is of the existing wire that you have in place.

You don't have enough wires to add a three way switch. You need a hot wire, two travelers and a neutral. You only have three wires.

You may be able to add an electronic switch that only requires two wires between the two switches.
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Yeah I was thinking I was out of luck not having both traveller wires and neutral dedicated to the switches. Fourth wire would of worked . All the wire is basically new, I had just ran some of it due to replacing some pre existing aluminium wire. The 3way switch was an after thought. Just figured I would pop on here to see if I was missing something.

Here is the new plan, thanks for the responses guys.
Old 01-24-16, 08:03 PM
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I like the new plan.

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