Wiring fan/light using separate switches

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I'm wondering how I should go about wiring a fan/light so that the light and fan are individually controlled by separate switches. The power is already run to the switch box from the panel.

I'm having a hard time finding a diagram to fit exactly so thank you all in advance for your help!!
 
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If you have power run to the switch box, then a run of 12-3 or 14-3 from the switch box to the fan location is in order. You will need either separate switches, or an over-under switch to operate them separately. Your hot wire will hook to the black or andonized screw of the over-under switch, then you would hook your red to one of the brass screws for the top switch and the black to the bottom screw. The neutral from the incoming cable would hook to the white wire to the fan unit.
If using separate switches, pigtail from your hot lead to each of the switches, and use the black/red set up described.
 
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Smile Wiring fan/light using separate switches

Hello ms_hammer

Here is a fast drawing I made on how to wire up your
project: Wiring fan/light using separate switches.




Hope this helps ---

Let us know how you made out with your wiring project

Have A Nice Day
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