3-way wiring w/ an always hot receptacle at the end

How would I go about doing this properly.>> I know how to set up a 3-way, but coming off the light, I want to have a receptacle that is always on.. not just when the 3 way is turned on.. How is this done? Thanks!
John
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slym34 wrote:

Feed <through> the receptacle, not to it...
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slym34 wrote:

carrying conductor (neutral), one unswitched ungrounded current carrying conductor (hot), two traveler conductors between the two or more switches. That is the only code compliant way to wire that circuit.
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Ummmmm... not necessarily.
If the existing light and three-way switches are wired with power coming into the box at the *light* (instead of at one of the switches), for example
Ckt neutral-------wht---------+ Ckt hot-----------blk------+ | | | +-----+ +--------+ +-----+ | | | | | | | | | COM-|----blk-----------|-* * *-|----blk-------|-COM | | Tr1-|----red-----------|--*-)-)-|----red-------|-Tr1 | | Tr2-|----wht-----------|--*-)-)-|----wht-------|-Tr2 | | | | | | | | | +-----+ +--------+ +-----+ | | Switch 1 Lamp Switch 2
then all he needs to do is connect a standard 12/2 or 14/2 cable at that box (assuming that the box is large enough to meet conductor-fill requirements, that is).
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Hi John - you need to identify the source of the power ( it could be to the light or to either of the switches then pick off the white and black lead ( and ground and wire it directly to the outlet.

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