How to power singler light branch from the 3-way .

l1234December 11, 2009

I have a 3-way circuit. In the far-end (i.e. the one that is not fed from the panel) I want to install an independent single light switch.

How to deal with the fact that thee is no neutral anymore.

Can I tie the neutral with ground for the single light line and take power from always powered side of the three way switch?

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You may NOT use the ground for a neutral. Neutrals and grounds must remain separated everywhere outside of your main panel.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 6:42PM
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The only way to deal with it is to find another source of power for you new light. You proposed solution is very dangerous and could get someone killed.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2009 at 9:34AM
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you need to feed your switch with a neutral from another location. What is your three way controlling now? If it is going to a receptacle this may also solve your neutral problem.

Here is a link that might be useful: Changing a 3way switch from a Receptacle to a Light

    Bookmark   December 12, 2009 at 1:56PM
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