02:18PM | 10/15/02
Member Since: 10/14/02
6 lifetime posts
I have a kitchen that has two entrances. Only one entrance has a light switch. I want to add another light switch so I can turn on the light before entering the room. Is this a difficult task to add a light switch? Will I have to tear out the wall in order to run wiring down to the other side of the kitchen?

Thanks for any help.

Electrical Inspector

04:06PM | 10/15/02
Member Since: 09/27/02
73 lifetime posts
hi shannonvalde,
most would probably say the hardest part of the job is getting from point A to B.

if you have an unfinished basement below, or accessible attic above there is hope for a 'fish' job, where wires are sent to locations via this thin flat steel tool re; fish.

next is the configuration you seek, commonly called a 3-way , check out the configurations in this Link

Joe Tedesco

06:31PM | 10/15/02
Member Since: 07/27/02
140 lifetime posts

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited April 09, 2003).]


08:15AM | 10/16/02
Member Since: 09/09/02
7 lifetime posts

If you can't access the areas above and below your kitchen, another alternative is to use a wireless 3-way switch. Levitron makes one (model 602-6696-W) that can be found in some home improvement stores and also online at that place that is known for selling books (amaz on). I recently had to convert a stairwell light to 3-way control in an old two story home with no access above or below the wall. The walls were covered with plaster and lath and there was no way to run the wire without some major destruction. I found this switch kit for about $28.00 and it has worked fine for almost a year so far.

[This message has been edited by JimB (edited October 16, 2002).]

[This message has been edited by JimB (edited October 16, 2002).]

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