Discussion in 'Electrical and Wiring' started by TxBuilder, Feb 11, 2007.
On a three way switch is there always going to be a hot wire even if the switch is turned off?
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!
On ANY switch there is always a hot wire unless you turn it off at the panel.
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