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keilola

05:42PM | 05/02/10
Member Since: 10/29/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I currently have a single pole switch where the power is fed to go to my existing light (at the top of the stairs). A black/white wire run from the switch to the current fixture. I want to change the single pole switch to a 3-way switch, I know I have to run 14-3 wire from that switch to the other 3-way. However, I would like to add another light (at the bottom of the stairs) to be controled by the 2 switches.

Where I want to add the new fixture, is it as easy as just hooking the black an white of the new fixture to the black and white of the 14-3 wire before it goes into the 3-way at the end of my line?

Please help!

Thanks in advance!!!

LarryG

03:06AM | 05/03/10
Member Since: 07/22/04
531 lifetime posts
basically the new light is going to be parallel with the existing light.

i don't think the power originates at the switch because you said the existing spst switch has a black and white wire connected to it.

check it out.
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