My wiring is like “line-switch-load-switch2”, and I was going to switch out my standard 3-way switches for GE smart switches. If possible I’d like to chain an outlet off of the last switch (the add-on switch) so I can have power in an adjacent closet. Since the black wire from the light to the add-on switch is not used in the smart switch wiring, can this wire be connected in a way that will enable an always downstream outlet?
Also, if it’s not possible with the current conductors, it would be feasible for me to fish an additional always on hot line to my light box, then chain that via the unused black conductor to the second switch location, and then to the outlet box (just on the other side of shared wall. If I did this, could I utilize the ground and neutral off the add-on switch to wire up the outlet?
EDIT: I just tried this, by running a temp wire from the black line before the smart switch, to the unused black conductor at the light. This allows full 120v to flow up to the new outlet, which is also tied into the ground/neutral at the add-on switch. Everything appears to work as expected, both dimmers/switches work, and the outlet maintains a full 120v (verifies with multimeter) regardless of the lighting circuit on/off/dimming states. Am I missing anything here, or is this an acceptable/safe setup?