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Old 09-23-2008, 12:20 AM   #1
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3-way Switch With 14/2 Wire

Can someone tell me if it is possible to wire a 3-way switch with 14/2 wire. The situation is as follows. Power enters one switch and from there one 14/2 wire feeds six can lights and another travels to the second switch. Clearly the traveler should be 14/3 wire but mistakes happen and the drywall is up. Is it possible to still wire this as a 3-way? And if so, how?
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Re: 3-way Switch With 14/2 Wire

If there was a safe way to do this, no one would ever use 14/3. DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

If you hired a pro, get him/her to come back and fix it. If you did it yourself, hire a pro now -- and have the rest of the wiring checked for your own safety and peace of mind.


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