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    Default Can someone double check my wiring diagram?

    Hi,

    Just wanted a second set of eyes on this wiring diagram. I borrowed most of it from the last figure on this page: http://www.homeimprovementweb.com/in...way-switch.htm
    Credit where credit is due after all.

    Does this seem like a reasonable way to get four fixtures in a long journey without running 3wire the whole length?

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    Does this seem like a reasonable way to get four fixtures in a long journey without running 3wire the whole length?
    Reasonable is a relative term.

    I never run the travelers thru the lights. Too many extra splices and you have to take fixtures down to troubleshoot.

    2 wire power at one end, 2 wire switch leg at either end and 3 wire between them is the way to go. Nothing in the fixture boxes except the switch legs.

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    Be careful with box fill limits for the upper left hand octagon box on your schematic.

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    Like stated above, least complicated way to do the work.
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    Eliminate the run you call #1, and run a two wire, (not 3 wire), cable between the two switches connected to the "traveler" terminals. You have the neutral taken care of in the boxes, so all you need is a "hot" to the first switch from the "fixture #1 box", the travelers between the switches, and the "load" wire from switch #2 to the "fixture #4 box". This will simplify your wiring in the boxes.

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    This will simplify your wiring in the boxes.
    Unorthodox wiring methods rarely simplify anything.

    Keep the power and switch legs in the switch boxes and run a 3wire between them.

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