07:31AM | 05/24/04
Member Since: 05/23/04
1 lifetime posts
I have a light in my garage that is controled by two three way switches. I need to put in an outlet next to the switch at the end of the line. Is there any way to pull power from the 3 way switch ant the end of the line?


01:13PM | 05/24/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
If there is only one cable with 3 wires + ground then you can not get power fromthe switch. There is no neutral. All the wires are hot or switched hot.

Tom O

02:32PM | 05/24/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
Well, actually, you can get power. Unfortunately, it will only be available when the light is on. If that is acceptable, extend the wiring from the light fixture to your outlet. Make sure that your outlet is a ground fault protected outlet.



07:38AM | 05/28/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
OK you can get power. You don't have a neutral wire so power is useless with no return path.

Tom O

05:30PM | 05/28/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
We may be trying to answer a question where the data is not clear.

If there is a 3 way at a remote location (such as a house), a 3 way at the garage and the light is in the garage, then power is available ( as described before)and so is the neutral. Other wiring arrangements may result in no neutral. I guess it depends on what is meant about a switch at the end of the line.



06:29AM | 05/29/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
How did you make out ? Just my 2 cents, You will need a GFCI receptacle in that garage.
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon