Wiring a ceiling fan
Hello all, I'll try to be brief in my dilemma.
I am installing a ceiling fan in my living room where there was no previous light or fan.
I ran the feed from an outlet to the switch box and ran the fan wire to the switch as well. I spliced the neutrals together and the blacks to the switch and the grounds to the switch. Everything is connected correctly. The issue is at the ceiling fan box... there is a constant neutral. Whether the switch is on or off, the neutral is always "on".
The outlets were hooked up correctly, meaning white to silver, black to brass. However, when I plugged in a tester, it said the hot and neutral were reversed. So I actually put the white wires on the brass screws on the recepticle and the black on the silver. Now it says the outlet is hooked up correctly (weird I know), but the ceiling fan box is still a constant neutral. I am am my wits end becuase I thought everything was hooked up correctly. Can anyone help me with this?