Garage lighting Q

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Garage lighting Q

Post by Flywelder » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:20 pm

In my house, one would enter the garage from a small foyer. So, Do the over head lights in a garage need to be on a 3 way switch? Picture my set up: Where one switch is in the foyer at the garage entry door, and the other is in the garage, at the entry way door, and accessable by opening the door and reaching in and next to the door frame, Like a bed room light switch would be. A 90 deg. bend perhaps 2 feet away from each switch is what I would end up with. Would I be required to have a 3 way or not? I'm hoping for a vote of not. ;)

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Re: Garage lighting Q

Post by Shannon » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:38 pm

I would say yes more so for convenience , not sure on code?
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Re: Garage lighting Q

Post by emtnut » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:31 pm

The 3 way switch becomes code if there are more than 4 steps.
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Re: Garage lighting Q

Post by Shannon » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:52 pm

emtnut wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:31 pm
The 3 way switch becomes code if there are more than 4 steps.

You are referring to stairs not paces. I just wanted to make that clear
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Re: Garage lighting Q

Post by emtnut » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 am

Yes, stairs !

I double checked the Ontario building code. It's actually 4 or more risers ... I had said more than 4.
It's in CEC as well 30-504(2) ... in case you ever come across that situation Shannon.

I also did a quick google, and it seems it's 6 stairs for the USA. Maybe Aaron or Sprucy will know for sure?
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Re: Garage lighting Q

Post by Flywelder » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:52 am

interesting info! thank you all!
I will add that, I have one step from the garage up into the 'living space'. Had I known it was a factor, I would have included that bit of info.LoL Thank you every one!

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Re: Garage lighting Q

Post by Flywelder » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:32 am

New info about my garage. I took pictures of 'my' drawing of my wiring layout as I have it. You guys are my buddies whom I sound my ideas off of! therefore, I'm sharing it, with you to get your feed back. Make sure I'm not missing something, overlooked something etc. What should I add and what should I change etc.
I used 14/2 for the lighting and 12/2 for the receptacles.
One picture is of the garage and the other is a simple drawing of the first floor layout
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Re: Garage lighting Q

Post by Shannon » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:39 pm

At a quick glance all i noticed was no receptacles on the one wall. You may want something over there for future?
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Re: Garage lighting Q

Post by Flywelder » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:40 pm

Thank you!!