Wiring a ceiling fan red/black/white/ground

Old 11-20-02, 11:15 PM
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Wiring a ceiling fan red/black/white/ground

We are remodeling our living room and we removed a wall that had a switch for the ceiling fan (three way). I want to run the new wire right to a junction box and use the fan chains to turn on and off eliminating a wall switch. My question is the line from the fan has 4 wires black, white, bare and red. I am wiring into a line that is 3 wire, black, white, bare. What do I do with the red wire. I tried just capping it off but the fan still won't work. Help!!!!
Old 11-21-02, 04:44 AM
bungalow jeff
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Connect the red and black from the fan to the black from the ceiling box. The red and black from the fan are to operate the lights and fan separately on two wall switches. Also, this is the forum area for phone and communication wiring, the electrical section would get you faster answers in the future.

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