Ceiling Fan/Light with 3 way Switches for both Fan Light

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Exclamation Ceiling Fan/Light with 3 way Switches for both Fan Light

Hey ya'll, new here and could use some help. I want to have 4 switches total, 2 on each side of the room. One set for the light and the other for the fan.
I have the power (14/2) coming in at the middle, in the box for the ceiling fan. Then each switch box has 14/3 running to the box for the ceiling fan. At this point I realized I don't know exactly what I am doing for this since I have not found a diagram for this.

So, is this do-able? If so, how? Nothing is connected to anything yet, so it is not too late for me to change how anything is run. I would greatly appreciate a detailed explanation/diagram since this is outside my basic understanding.

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Old 05-19-19, 06:54 PM
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You will need one more 14/3 cable between junction box and switches.

One way you can accomplish this without pulling new cable is using a smart switch or some other type of remote switches.
You also could just get a ceiling fan remote controller with 2 remotes. (Get 2 sets or some how purchase an extra remote). If you set the code of both remote same, both will control same controller.
 
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You need to do this twice. Once for light and once for fan.
You need two 14/2 cables running to each switch box from the fixture.


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Old 05-20-19, 06:20 AM
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But does not meet 2011 code requiring a neutral in the switch box even if not needed. (Except if easily added.) Easiest is to bring power to one switch box.

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Power at the light/fan is more complicated. Note the need for 4-conductor cable (black, blue, red, white) which might be harder to find.

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Be aware that common in the above figures is referring to the switch terminal and not AC neutral which is sometimes referred to as common as a carryover from DC power. Switches are controlling the AC hot wire.
 
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Here is the actual switch wiring. At the fan black to black, red to blue (light), white to white.

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I have the power (14/2) coming in at the middle, in the box for the ceiling fan
How hard to move it? You may not be able to find a fan rated box that can hold the number of wires you will end up with. If I have time I'll try to draw it.
 
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I can move the power to the switch box fairly easily- since that seems like the best way to do it! Thank you so much, that illustration helps immensely! Much appreciated
 
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