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3 way switch and and outlet

I am remodeling and I need to run some new electrical.
Here is what I would like to do:

Power source- 3 way switch- light- light- 3 way switch- outlet ( always live)

I have found plenty of drawings and directions for the 3 way - light- light- 3 way wiring, but have been unable to find something that allows me to have a live outlet.

Can I do it this way, or do I have to run the wiring in a different order to achieve what I want?

thanks for the help.

Re: 3 way switch and and outlet

if ya pipe it ya can!! otherwise just take your power to the outlet first.

Re: 3 way switch and and outlet

In the scenario you describe, you will need to have four or five wires running from the first switch all the way to the far switch/outlet. See the attached sketch. Actually figuring out how to run the wires will be an exercise left for the reader. :p

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