new ceiling fan install


Old 03-12-08, 01:45 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 25
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
new ceiling fan install

I'm going to install a ceiling fan and want to wire it to a switch that operates the fan/light independently. I ran wire/power from a receptical (at the end of a run) going into the spot I want to mount a switch (blk, wht, bare). I purchased a Hunter switch model27183. It says for 3wire connections. What does that mean? do I need to have an additional red wire running from my receptical to the switch location or to the fan location? If so where do I connect that wire? (with the blk off the receptical)?
Old 03-12-08, 04:10 PM
pcboss's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 15,224
Received 105 Votes on 91 Posts
Most likely it needs a blk/red/white and ground between the switch and the fan box. This would allow 2 independently switched hots, one for the fan, one for the light kit.

This should all be in one cable, not just add a red to the 2 wire + ground cable.
Old 03-12-08, 08:45 PM
core's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 1,127
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Use 3 conductor cable between the switch and fan. In the switch box, the black from the receptacle gets connected to both switches with pigtails. The other terminal on one switch gets connected to the black going to the fan. The second switch gets connected to the red wire going to the fan.
Old 03-13-08, 05:36 AM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,965
Received 6 Votes on 6 Posts
Do as the others said, or, since it is a Hunter, buy a Hunter remote control module, install it in the canopy, and install the remote control on the wall next to or over the single switch. You can separately control the fan and light from that point without having to run the new 3 wire cable. Just a thought to save time. Otherwise, what they said.

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