installing ceiling fan


Old 01-09-03, 04:21 AM
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I am installing a fan, were there was a single lite, my question is this, ... the power 14/2 cable is in the ceiling box, and Ive run 12/3 cable from there to the switch, what colors connect were in both locations?... the switch is a single, not two way one. any advice would be helpful. TY
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Old 01-09-03, 04:56 AM
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Do you want to control both light and fan?

Fan only?
At fan connect power in black to switch black.
connect power in white to fan white.
Connect the switch red to the fan black.
cap switch white.
At switch , connect black and red to one to each screw on switch. cap off white.

Fan and light?
Connect fan white to power in white.
Connect switch white to power in black. Tape or marke the swich white with black marker.
Connect the red to the blue. (light power)
Connect the black to the fan black.
at the switch
mark the white wire black.
Connect 2 pigtails to the white wire.
Connect one pigtail to each switch.
Conncet the red to the light switch.
Connect the black to the fan switch.
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