Ceiling fan wiring - re-visited


Old 07-25-00, 11:01 AM
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It's me again. Y'all answered my question recently on how to wire a ceiling fan with 3-way switches so that the fan was always hot. Your replies indicated wiring based on the power supply going to the fan first.

Is there a way to accomplish this with the power supply going to one of the switches or to a junction box first?

Thanks, Tom
Old 07-25-00, 01:48 PM
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Run a 14/3 from the first switch to the fan
location, and another 14/3 from the first
switch location to the second (mark the white wire black).

At the Fan, black goes to fan wire, red to lamp, white neutral.

At the second switch, marked wire and black
to travellers, red to common.

At the first switch,connect white from power
to white from fan, red from second switch
to red from fan. Pigtail black from power,
black from fan, and a piece of wire to connect to the common of the switch. Connect
the travellers to the marked and black wires from the second switch.

Will this do, or are you thinking of something else?
Old 07-25-00, 02:01 PM
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Sounds like what we're looking for! Unfortunately I travel during the week so I only get to be an electrician on the weekend!

I'll send this to my cohort and let him try it.


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