Ceiling Fan Wiring Question


Old 06-03-09, 08:06 AM
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Ceiling Fan Wiring Question

I recently moved into a new house and I am in the process of installing a new ceiling fan and I have a few questions. I am putting the new fan/light combo in the master bedroom. The previous owners had just a ceiling fan with no light originally installed in the master bedroom.

The new fan that I got has the capabilities for a remote so that is how I originally set it up, but I really do not like the remote so I want to wire the fan to the switches in the room. There are two switches, the first switch goes to a switched outlet in the room and the second switch went to the fan. Is it possible for me to change the wiring so that the first switch controls the light on the fan and the second switch controls the fan? Or, since the first light switch goes to a power outlet, I will not be able to do this; I will only be able to control the fan with the switch?

Also, after I removed the fan in the master bedroom, I decided to take that fan and install it in the basement where there is already an outlet in the ceiling with a cover over it. I need a little assistance on the wiring for this fan. Coming out of the ceiling on this outlet is a red, white, black, and bare/ground wire. So since there is a red wire, I believe that is the switched wire, so how would I go about wiring this fan to the switch?
Old 06-03-09, 11:18 AM
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The wire set up in the basement is what you need in the bedroom for the fan/light combo.
Old 06-03-09, 09:03 PM
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Please check to see if you have the required headroom in the basement before installing the fan. Most fans call for 7' clearance from the blades to the floor minimum.

If you describe the wiring in the switch box a plan can be given for your desired switching arrangement.

You will probably need to run a new 3 wire plus ground calbe from the switch to the fan box.

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