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Adding a Wire for Two 3Way Switches to Work

My brother was trying to install a 3way switch for under cabinet lighting, he forgot to run a wire from one of the light locations to one of the switches.

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Electrical Question: My brother was trying to install a 3way switch for under cabinet lighting, he forgot to run a wire from one of the light locations to one of the switches.

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Mark asks:
My brother was trying to install a 3way switch for under cabinet lighting.
Long story short, I determined that he forgot to run a wire from one of the light locations to one of the switches.

As you can see in the included pic, he has a 14 3 wire between the switches, and then a 14 2 wire between the light locations.and the main power runs to the 1st light location.

Where can he add a wire and to what switch but still allow both light locations to power lighting.

This electrical wiring question came from Mark in Toronto, Canada.

Dave’s Reply:

Thanks for your electrical wiring question Mark.

Fix the Wiring for 3Way Switches

Application: Run More Wiring for a 3Way Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the 3Way Switch, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the 3Way Switch should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in your specific area of Canada. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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