I have a basic understanding of home wiring and generally able to "figure things out" as an engineer. I have a single receptacle in my detached garage that is switched with a 3-way switch (switches wired together with 14/2, then 14/2 wire from one switch goes to receptacle).
I'd like to steal the hot from here to power 2 lights in the loft. I understand the 3-way will need to be on before the switch activating the lights is even powered.
Is this doable? Can someone help clarify how I'd wire it? Would it be just like a normal switch?
Basically, I don't want the loft lights on all the time. I have 2 shop lights plugged into the switched receptacle. If I needed to go into the loft, I'd turn on the 3 way switch, then go turn on this new switch to light up the loft. Any input is greatly appreciated!