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i have 3wire switch box on each end of my garage for overhead lites i would like to know if there is any way to add regular plugs
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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 11 months ago
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) Please confirm the type of switches you have? Are they 3-way switches.....ie......the lights can be controlled from 2 separate wall switch locations, is that correct?

2) Do you have a 2 wire lead AC voltage tester or a multimeter to confirm the source voltage of the circuit?

3) Do you want to install a receptacle at one of the switch boxes?

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 11 months ago

OK, thanks for the replies.

1) You will need to locate the 3-way switch that has the live circuit feed whether either switch is ON or OFF. Thus the purpose of a volt meter.

2) On each 3-way, there will be 1 black COM screw and 2 brass screws. The black COM screw is for the hot wire termination on only 1 switch. That switch box will also require to contain a white neutral conductor. Once you confirm both of these, it is just a matter of splicing into and extending the hot and neutral wires and ground to the downstream receptacle.

Reply back with any questions.

Thanks............Kevin:)

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 11 months ago

If you have any additional questions, just let me know and I’ll be glad to answer them for you.

Otherwise, don’t forget to rate me before you log Off.

Thanks.................Kevin:)

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 11 months ago

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