Ceiling Fan Wiring Question


Old 03-02-05, 08:18 PM
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I am a new homeowner and installed a ceiling fan where a chandelier used to be. The ceiling fan is now controlled by a single dimmer, which I know is a no no, having read other posts. Currently both the motor and light dim by using the dimmer switch. Is there any way that I can replace the dimmer switch with a different switch that will allow me to keep power flowing to the fan, yet dim the light? I have no way of getting new wires to the box above the ceiling fan, so I don't think I'll be able to set-up two switches. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-03-05, 04:41 AM
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You need 3 wire to be able to do this
in your switch there should be 1 red 1 white and 1 black to be able to have 2 switch. If you have only 2 wire at the fan box you cant


Old 03-03-05, 06:29 AM
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Buy a Hunter 27186. About $40. It'll do everything you want with the wires you have.
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