Three Way Switches Always Hot?

Discussion in 'Electrical and Wiring' started by TxBuilder, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Feb 11, 2007 #1
    On a three way switch is there always going to be a hot wire even if the switch is turned off?
     
  2. Feb 11, 2007 #2

    Square Eye

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    Always treat them as hot. In a 3 way switch circuit there is always a hot in both boxes, it switches power back and forth between 2 wires. One or the other is always hot, plus power is supplied in one box, so there will be 2 chances to get shocked in that box! :)
     
  3. Feb 11, 2007 #3

    JoeD

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    On ANY switch there is always a hot wire unless you turn it off at the panel.
     

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