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wiring a ceiling fan

Posted by tatertiles (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 24, 10 at 14:13

I have an electrician friend (not fully licensed which is why I'm asking here) that says I can wire a ceiling fan with light kit using a 14-3 wire from a 14-2 light switch. I want to be able to control the fan and light using different controls, and I don't want one of those remote control unit things that require me changing a battery every year or so. I want it hard wired. Trouble is, I have 14-2 to the light switch. Is it ok to take it to go from 14-2 to 14-3 from the light switch to the ceiling fan? It doesn't sound kosher to me.

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RE: wiring a ceiling fan

As long as it's on a 15 amp circuit, that's the way to do it. (BTW - The switch isn't 14-2, the incoming power cable is)

RE: wiring a ceiling fan

OK. I think I found a diagram that says what you and my friend have said. It makes more sense now. I've done 3-ways so I don't know why I struggled with this in my mind. I've got to stop eating the mastic.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wiring diagram

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