2 way switch celiling fan wiring


Old 05-02-04, 11:02 AM
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2 way switch celiling fan wiring

I have new construction and am putting a ceiling fan into the bedroom with a wall switch on both sides of the bedroom. I want to have the light on the fan to be seperate from the fan itself so that I can turn on the light by the switch on both sides of the room and turn the fan on with the pull chain. I have done a lot of wiring but cannot remember how to wire this. Please refresh my memory.
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Old 05-02-04, 12:39 PM
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You may not be able to do this with the wiring as it is now. Is this not yet built, or iis it already finished?

Please provide a complete inventory of the wiring in each switch box and at the ceiling fan box.
Old 05-02-04, 01:22 PM
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Does "I have new construction" mean that the house is still being constructed?

Here's one way, where "-" means 14/2 and "=" means 14/3. It's certainly not the only way to do this, but it is probably how I would do it (if I wanted what you want).

Power-S1=F and S1=S2.

At S1:
  1. Connect power cable black to fan cable black and to the common (black) screw on the switch (using a pigtail).
  2. Connect power cable white to fan cable white.
  3. Connect the red and white in the inter-switch cable to the two brass screws on the switch.
  4. Connect the black in the inter-switch cable to the fan cable red.
At S2:
  1. Connect black to the common screw.
  2. Connect red and white to the two brass screws.
At the ceiling:
  1. Connect cable black to fan black.
  2. Connect cable red to fan blue.
  3. Connect white to white.
I left off all the grounding connections, but I'm sure you can figure that out.
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