Can someone double check my wiring diagram?

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  1. dizzo72

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  2. Alectrician

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    Reasonable is a relative term.

    I never run the travelers thru the lights. Too many extra splices and you have to take fixtures down to troubleshoot.

    2 wire power at one end, 2 wire switch leg at either end and 3 wire between them is the way to go. Nothing in the fixture boxes except the switch legs.
     
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  4. Lightwave

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    Be careful with box fill limits for the upper left hand octagon box on your schematic.
     
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    Like stated above, least complicated way to do the work.
     
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    Eliminate the run you call #1, and run a two wire, (not 3 wire), cable between the two switches connected to the "traveler" terminals. You have the neutral taken care of in the boxes, so all you need is a "hot" to the first switch from the "fixture #1 box", the travelers between the switches, and the "load" wire from switch #2 to the "fixture #4 box". This will simplify your wiring in the boxes.
     
  7. Alectrician

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    Unorthodox wiring methods rarely simplify anything.

    Keep the power and switch legs in the switch boxes and run a 3wire between them.
     
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