DIY Message Boards
three way switch problem x2

This topic can be found at:

Sep 03, 2013, 01:26 AM
three way switch problem x2
power supplies a three way switch for up stairs entry light switch, and downstairs Three way light Switch, also powers a on/off switch in garage that controls ceiling lights.
can I put in a new Smileon/off switch or another thee way switch inside the home to power the garage lights?
thank you!
Sep 03, 2013, 10:42 AM
sounds like you are going to have to run another Romex for the garage, since you imply the garage lighting power comes off the 3-way circuit as part of its load. you need a supply from line, not load.

sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
Sep 03, 2013, 03:43 PM
thank you for your reply.
I will put in a new 15 amp breaker and run a line for the garage lighting.