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

Posted by l1234 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 11, 09 at 17:17

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

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


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

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.


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

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


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