3 way switch wiring for a couple receptacles


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Old 02-18-19, 05:58 PM
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3 way switch wiring for a couple receptacles

Hello, looking for some help with 3 way switches controlling a couple outlets. Please look at drawing. From browsing online, looks like correct wire would have been 2 runs of 2 wire (4 wires.) between the receptacles and keep 3 wire from receptacles to switch. Walls are closed up already and wondering if I can do anything with the 3 wire I have ran. TIA Shane Sacramento, Ca

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Old 02-18-19, 06:15 PM
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Welcome to the forums Shane from Ca.

When you wire with three wire between the receptacles..... the boxes get too full. The proper way to wire a circuit like that is a three wire between switches and a two wire between receptacle. Then you could feed power in at one end and out at the other end.

Based on the wiring you have run..... you can only use one switch at one end. You could put a single pole switch in at both ends but then both switches would have to be on for the receptacles to work.

You could have the left switch just switch the left receptacle and the right switch do the right one.




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No you can not do anything with the existing wiring unless you can find a wireless three way solution.
 
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Thank you for the replies. Bummer, thought I was good to go running 3 wire throughout..
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It looked good on paper..................
 
 

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