I have a gang of 4 switch box, 3 switches are on the same circuit. There is no neutral or ground and it is knob and tube wiring, so I don't want to fix this (from what I've seen, the rubber/cloth housing looks good).
From what I understand, the reason for the neutral is to always have a closed circuit to power the smart switch. So I was thinking that if I put a smart bulb in one of the circuits and have smart switches in the other two, I should be able to wire the neutral to the smart bulb circuit.
So, changing this:
To something like this:
I have a feeling that the smart bulb load might get in the way of the neutral though. Perhaps I would have to remove the smart bulb out of the circuit and short that line, like so?
That wouldn't be optimal, but it is the least useful out of the bulbs as I have auxiliary lighting in that area. I would of course, would have to put some sort of documentation in the boxes to remember what I had done.
Is it possible (not necessarily with my circuits, but with a similar idea)?
FYI, all circuits are using dimmable LED bulbs, so an overload is not a concern. Ground would be floating, but that shouldn't be a concern as the switch plate would cover any exposed metal.
I am of course interested if what I am proposing is against code.