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#84696 - 04/24/03 04:58 PM Code violation of 3way
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Please take a look at this discusion. http://www.selfhelpforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=1542
A person who claims to teach NEC code and be an inpector say the setup with the power at light and 12/3 switch legs going though the light is a violation. He says 12/3 must run from swith to switch.


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#84697 - 04/24/03 06:39 PM Re: Code violation of 3way
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The author also posed the same question at Joe T.'s site.. but the link is not working.

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#84698 - 04/24/03 07:21 PM Re: Code violation of 3way
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I posted a reply to him at Joe's site but the entire thread was deleted. I do 3 ways like this ocaisionally but I usually reidentify the travellers in the lite box. However any sparky worth his salt could look at this and know what it was identified or not. Russell
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#84699 - 04/26/03 06:10 PM Re: Code violation of 3way
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I hate to be negative but this is certainly exceptable practice. I agree it is not the preferred installation. As for reidentifing the wires I believe this is a pain. If you don't know this connection you shouldn't be there. Same with the switch loop. The white tied into the black immediatly tells me what I have. Unfortunatly 2002 Nec Art. 200.7 (c)(2) says we are to do otherwise.


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