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Electrical help, pretty please!

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey all, I'm trying to get the main junction wired before my drywall crew comes back in the morning for their final touches.

I've never done 3-ways and am having quite a difficult time with this. I have two locations; a 4-gang with five utilities, and a 2-gang with 3-ways for 2 of those 5 utilities. The live goes to the 4-gang.

Anyone able to provide some help?

Thanks!

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post #2 of 7
As you can see the secret is a 3 conductor wire plus ground connecting the switch boxes. One for each set of lights on a three way switch pair.

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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
That's a lot clearer than the instructions that came with the switches, thanks!

However, am I screwed because I have the power source and the wire to the lights at the same box?
post #4 of 7
no problem there is a solution and I edited my image.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks again! That's simple enough.
post #6 of 7
that is a lot of circuits for a single 14/2 power feed, and please don't think you can just run 12/2 for the feed, all the wire must match in a given circuit.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
My electrician said it's fine, given the specific loads. I don't know nearly enough to make that call.
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