Can these light switch changes be done?
First of all, IÂll ask an electrician to do this, but IÂd like to understand what is possible and OK per code.
The objective is to add two additional switches that control one set of floodlights. That is, I want to control this set of lights from three locations. This set of lights is on one circuit (call it circuit A). Other lights are on this circuit, but may be irrelevant for this question.
IÂd like to install these additional switches in two existing boxes whose switches control other lights. One box contains two rocker (Decora) switches. Both switches are on the same circuit (circuit B), but one switch is a three-way that controls a second set of floodlights. The second box contains three rocker switches; two switches are on one circuit (circuit C), the third switch is another three-way for the second set of floodlights. This house is finished, no remodeling or otherwise having walls open to easy additions. IÂm not sure if thereÂs enough room between studs to change the boxes to larger ones.
For the sake of consistency/emergency (muscle memory), IÂd like to combine the two floodlight switches into the same box at each location. I would prefer to keep the two sets of floodlights separate (not combine on the same circuit).
Can a dual rocker switch be used? My searches indicate that it is used for light/fan combos. Anyway, this dual switch is not three-way. Maybe my searches were incomplete.
So, how would you suggest these additional switches be added? If another box has to be added, so be it, but IÂd like your opinions on the options.
Thank you for reading this and for any suggestions.