I am doing the wiring in the basement, and have messed up. I did not run the necessary cabling to do the 3 way switch the traditional way.
I have 14/2 cable that comes from the breaker to a 3 way switch. Off that switch is 14/3 cable that goes to a light fixture. Then I have 14/3 cable that goes to a second light fixture, and finally 14/3 cable that goes to the second 3 way switch.
Everything I can find online says that I am a cable short of doing this successfully. (I need 4 wires to have that second light fixture)
Running extra cable is difficult now, so can I..
A) connect through the 14/3 bypassing the second light, and then run new 14/2 cabling from the second switch to the second light fixture?
B) Accomplish my goals by using smart switches instead of traditional 3 way switches?
Any advice to this is greatly appreciated. It seems having the lights in the middle of a 3 way switch is uncommon which is my mistake.