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elzool

07:57PM | 05/08/04
Member Since: 05/07/04
1 lifetime posts
Morning,

I have a hallway with three overhead lighting fixtures controlled by two 3 way switches, one switch at each end of the hall.

I'd like to be able to control one of the lights independently from each end of the hall. My thought is that I could just add another 3 way switch to each end of the hall. This would give me the original switch that controls all three lights currently and the new switch that would just control the single light.

Now the problem is that I'm not sure what to do from here. I have the extra switch, but I'm not sure where to start.

Thanks,

richard

rpxlpx

11:02AM | 05/10/04
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
Won't work. It's not that simple.

You might want to consider doing a 4-way.

Go to http://www.handymanwire.com/articles/3wayswitch.html

to see how to do that.

Otherwise, best to simply add a single new light on it's own switch.

joed

05:06PM | 05/11/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
You need to install a new 14/3 cable between the 2 new switches. You need to instal a 14/2 wire from one of the switches to the light you need to control. You need to determine whre you are going to get power.

It is not a simple thing to do as you wish.


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