Another ceiling fan wiring question

Old 03-01-04, 06:24 AM
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Another ceiling fan wiring question

I need to wire a new house for ceiling fans. We want two fans to run off the same wiring, with switches on either side of the house....back door and front door. Do I need to run power to both switches, or will one side power both?
Old 03-01-04, 06:36 AM
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There are many ways to do this. The best way for you depends on the topology of your house.

Do I understand you right that you want two switches controlling two fans, and that flipping either switch will turn on and off both fans? Will the fans have a light kit and if so do you want separate switches for the lights?

If "=" represents a 14/3 cable, and "-" represents a 14/2 cable, then the main two options are:[list=1][*]Power-S1=S2-F1-F2.[*]Power-S1=F1=S2, and F1-F2.[/list=1]Based on what you said, the second option may be better for you. This wiring only gets you one switch for the fans' motors. You'd need more if you want a separate switch for a light on each fan.

You might also consider remote controls. There are pros and cons to them, but most fans these days seem to be sold with them already included.

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