3 wire and ceiling fan

Reply

  #1  
Old 12-31-11, 05:34 PM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Greenville
Posts: 8
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
3 wire and ceiling fan

I have a room which has 2 outlets controlled by a switch. Only the top outlet is controlled as the bottom is always hot. Looking at the switch, it has a 3 wire and 2 wire coming into it. The 3 wire is the power source. I want to have the outlets always hot and the switch to control a ceiling fan I am installing. the 3 wire rus from the switch, up the wall, and right over where I plan to install the ceiling fan.

To keep the outlets always hot, can I just rewire them to not use the red wire? I was then going to hook the fan up to the red and white wire, and control it with the switch. Will this work? I would rather not fish wire more cable into the wall unless I have to. Thanks!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 12-31-11, 07:36 PM
ray2047's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,597
Received 13 Votes on 11 Posts
The 3 wire is the power source.
My first thought at seeing the wiring you describe would be that the "power in" is the two conductor cable and the three conductor cable carries constant power on the black to the receptacles with switched power on the red cable. Is that what you are saying? If so, yes you can run the light off the red and white. Replace the receptacle with a new receptacle with an unbroken tab or pigtail the black to both screws.

I would rather not fish wire more cable into the wall unless I have to
You may have to use a second junction box to add length to the cable if there is no slack.
 

Last edited by ray2047; 12-31-11 at 09:28 PM.
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: