Best Answer

There are lots of ways to wire 3-ways. Since I can't see your setup I'll just give you the basics. Each switch has a common . Between the switches, you have to have the traveler wires. You can use your 14-2 for this. On the common screws, you have either a feed, or a switch leg . Now how you get those there is up to you. Your light has to have a neutral and should be from the same feed source not from another circuit. Another option is to install an "RF" based 3 way switching system when travelers are not available. All you need to do then is hook up the "master" switch like a normal single pole switch and the install the "accessory" switch at another location and just supply power to that switch and you have yourself an easy installed 3 way switch.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-08-31 19:44:39
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


20 cards

What type of circuit in which all parts are connected in a single loop

What angle is between 90 and 180

What condition has symptoms that include ringing buzzing or roaring in the ears or head

What is the transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves called

See all cards
16 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How do you wire two 3-way switches before the light with only 14-2 if you are unable to pull another hot wire?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Where can you purchase light switches online?

Light switches can be purchased from SparkyDirect, they have a huge range of light switches other websites offering light switches are HomeBase, argos and ebay.

Why you are unable to see objects sometimes when switch light?

Because the light is un-switch before

How do you hook up one light and two switches?

You can put both of the switches conected on the light

Where are light switches made?

In a light switch factory......

What are light switches made from?

Modern light switches are made from plastic, copper, and (maybe) coiled steel springs.

What will happen if the two switches connected to light up a single bulb are on?

It is dependant on whether the switches are in wired in a parallel or series configuration. If the switches are wires in parallel then both switches would have to be off to turn the light bulb off. Either switch could turn the light bulb on. If the switches are wired in series then both switches would have to be on to turn the light bulb on. Either switch could turn the light bulb off.

Why is the light unable to reach the screen?

Explain why the light is unable to reach the screen

How do you wire one light and one GFCI and another light light and fan with two switches and one power line?

Connect the incoming power to the line side of the GFCi outlet. Now run another wire connected to the line side of the GFCI outlet from the GFCI outlet to the switches. Power one of the switches and use that switch to turn on the 2 lights. Run power from that switch to another switch and use that switch to send power to the fan. Mount both switches in a double pole switch box. If the light above the sink has an outlet on it then you will have to connect power going to that light on the load side of the GFCI outlet. If not then just connect it to the line side.

If you have a light in your kitchen operated by two different switches is it right that you should still get a power reading when the switches are off?

Yes, because the light is using 3-way switches. There is always "power" travelling between the switches.

Is it required for bathroom light switches to be protected by the GFCI?

the oulets yes the switches would be a no

Your light has a dimmer switch on and the light wont work?

Dimmer switches go bad, more often than regular switches.

Suppose you have a single light that can be turned on and off by 2 separate switches if you flick both switches at exactly the same time what will happen?

The single light will not come on. The traveler legs from the two switches will have to be opened simultaneously if they are not then you will get a flick of light.

People also asked