Here at the off grid cabin we’ve done our fair share of electrical work including 3-way switch wiring. We’ve done all the internal and external electrical wiring for the off grid cabin ourselves, including lights and switches, outlets, electrical panel, the solar system, connecting it to our electrical panel, as well as to the back-up generator.
First and foremost, we’re no electrical experts. My background in electrical work comes from serving as a Naval Weapons Technician for ten years and being schooled at the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School (electronics, hydraulics, mechanical and pneumatic systems) before becoming an Air Force Pilot. I feel know my way around electrical systems well enough to tackle wiring here at our off grid home.
That being said, you can NEVER be too safe while working with electricity. If you aren’t comfortable call a qualified electrician. Electricity is invisible and unforgiving. Always follow proper safety protocols and check twice with a voltmeter or probe BEFORE touching anything.