Don't Forget Your 3-Way Switches on long halls and stairs

For long hallways or up and down stairs, don't forget to tell your home remodeling electrician that you want 3-way switches. 3-way switches will allow you to turn the light on at the beginning of the hall/stairs, and turn it off when you reach the end of the hall/stairs.
John Churchill Builder and Cont. Ed. Instructor at Emory University Author of www.renovation101.com
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Churchill wrote:

In most locations it is required part of the code.
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Joseph Meehan wrote:

stairways, there shall be a wall switch at each floor level to control the lighting outlet where the stairway has 6 or more risers.
If the electrician has to be "reminded", he's probably not licensed and most likely a hack as well.
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Interesting. There is no such requirement in Dekalb County, Georgia.
Is there a requirement that there be 3-ways on long hallways?
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Actually, there may be one regarding the stairs that I am not aware of, in Dekalb County. However, there is not one for long dark hallways. Perhaps there should be... Is there one for hallways in your jurisdiction?
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your county in georgia uses National Electrical Code, 2002 Edition, with Georgia Amendments, see: http://www.constructatlanta.com/buildingcodes/Dekalb.html
see assorted electrical code stuff at: http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/homewiringusa/2002/index.htm
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