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Customer: I have a single power source, and want to run it to switch #1 which powers one light, then continue the power source to switch #2 which will power one light and then power an outlet after the light. I've got 14/3 from switch #2 to the light then back to 14/2, but right now when I turn on my power source, switch #1 operates the light correctly, but switch #2 doesn't work at all, and light #2 is on no matter what....
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Electrician: Steven Parent,
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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical issue. So do you have power in switch #1 box, then a 2 wire from #1 switch to the light, and another 2 wire to switch #2, then a 3 wire from #2 switch to #2 light, then from #2 light a 2wire to a receptacle?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
yes, that is correct.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I think it looks the same, except the 12/3 from switch #2 to the light and beyond. From switch #2, the red connects to the red in the light, the black piggybacks to the hot black from switch #1 and connects to the black in light 2 (also with the black for the outlet, and white from power source connects to both lights and the outlet. I think where i'm messed up is on the red wires from the 12/3 and light 2 as it has red/black/white wires.
Electrician: Steven Parent,
 replied 1 year ago
Yes, sounds like you have hot to the light and not a switch leg.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'll give it a try tomorrow after work....thank you!
Electrician: Steven Parent,
 replied 1 year ago
Ok cool, let me know if that doesn't get it done. Have a good night.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
will do, you have a good night also..thanks
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