3 Way switches/ power to light fixture

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Hi Dominick,

Love the videos. You’ve helped me through a lot of projects since I bought my house a year ago.

I have my eyes on putting switches on the pull chain lights in my basement. There is power going to lights (5 of them) already but no switches. I have a front and rear exit out of the basement and hate going down in the dark trying to find all the lights. How would I add two 3-way switches to this chain of lights? I wonder if it would make it more simple to run new wire from the panel to one of the switches first then go to the light.

Thanks so much for the help and I look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,

Omar

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Omar 2 years 1 Answer 328 views

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  1. The big question here would be where are these lights getting the power from? Are they getting the power from the same line or all separate?  This you’ll need to find out first. Or yes you could just run a whole new 3-way circuit.

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