Ceiling Fan Wiring

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Ceiling Fan Wiring

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Was looking for some assistance in wiring the following. My old fan had dimmer and on off for fan. My new fan has no dimmer just on off switch. What 2 wires will be my hot and nutural. I know the black is hot always as I tested every wire.

The 2 cables from the lights (power coming in) are 14/2 , the one coming in from the pre existing fan switch is 14/3 ..... The two blacks from the lights are spliced to the white from the fan switch ?

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How many 2-conductor cables at the ceiling? How were they connected? Any 3-conductor cables (black, red, white)? Describe the cables and connections at the switches. Does the new fan have a remote? Does it have a light kit.
 
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Hello Ray. I attached a quick pic in the original post. Both cables to the fan box are G,B,W .... Cable coming from fan switch and dimmer are G,R,B,W ... New fan has no dimmer and just need on/off swich. Has remote control with sensors already in the fan base.

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So am I looking correctly at your diagram:
  • At the switch you have only one 2-conductor cable (black and white)?
  • At the ceiling you have two 2-conductor cables?
 
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Black white and red coming from fan box to switch. Both the dimmer (not needed anymore) and single pole switch are in the same outlet box. The red goes to the dimmer with black "jumper" to switch. The main black and white go to the switch.

Yes the ceiling box has 1 cable entering (B,W,G) from light A. and 1 cable entering (B,W,G) from light B on the left of the picture. Then cable C exists the box to the switch and dimmer having (B,W,G,R). 3 cables total in to the fan box with a total of 7 wires (not including grounds)

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Thank you. That was much clearer. Will the one switch control both lights and the fan or do the lights each have their own switch?
 
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Light have own switches. I asume this is just how power is being supplied to the fan box and switch.
 
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Is this how your switch box is wired?

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only one cable coming to switch box for fan. Nothing leaving this box. Pic attached.[ATTACH=CONFIG]32887[/ATTACH]
 
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Better drawing of the fan box also. Sorry about the pictures.

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Please post images not PDFs. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...-pictures.html

So where is the 2-conductor cable that is always hot? Looking at the new images I see it in neither of the boxes.
 
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The last attachment the wire on the pdf says 3 black. This wire is always hot even with switch off.
 
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So one of the cables is mislabeled in your diagram. It is really power in not a cable providing power to a light? Sorry, with the mislabeling I didn't understand. To determine if a cable is power in you disconnect and measure between the black and white with a multimeter. (A non contact tester won't work.)

Now that I understand the white of the fan will be connected with the whites of the two 2-conductor cables. The two blacks of the two conductor cables are connected to the white* of the 3-conductor cable. Either the red or black of the 3-conductor cable can be used and the other capped. It just depends on which you connect at the switch.

*To comply with code white of the 3-conductor cable must be remarked black or red (or any color but gray or green) on both end using bands of colored tape or felt tip marker .
 

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Thank you, All is good now !
 
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