Fan & Light Control in 3-way circuit

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Old 08-16-05, 06:33 AM
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Fan & Light Control in 3-way circuit

I would like to have a variable fan speed control and a dimmer for a fan / light that is in a three way circuit. The 3-way switch is simply an off / on for both the fan and light. I have a new switch with sliders that can control the fan and light individually. However, there aren't seperate wires for the fan and light now. Can this be used someway? Is there an alternate solution without running new wiring?
 
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Old 08-16-05, 06:39 AM
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If you don;t have separate wires for the fan and light (and there are not separate wires in the wall that you don't know about) then you would need to run new wiring to use a wired switch.

They make wireless controls that you might investigate.
 
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Old 08-16-05, 06:39 AM
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There are two kinds of such wall controls as you describe. One kind (the less expensive one) needs two separate hot wires. The other kind (the more expensive one) only needs one hot wire. You need this second kind. Check out the Hunter 27186 (about $40). In addition to the wall module, it has another module that you install up at the ceiling.
 
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Old 08-16-05, 07:20 AM
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Thank you! That is great that I won't have to do any rewiring.
 
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