wiring 2 , 3 ways to a ceiling fan/ light so the fan stays on


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Old 09-02-14, 05:56 PM
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wiring 2 , 3 ways to a ceiling fan/ light so the fan stays on

I have power into switch 1 from there a 3 wire with ground to the ceiling fan / light. a second 3 wire with ground runs from fan/light to switch 2. Is there a way to wire this so the light is operated by the 2 3-way switches and the fan will stay on all the time and can be turned off with the pull chain?
 
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Old 09-02-14, 06:07 PM
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A 3-conductor cable has three wires plus a ground, red black white. It sounds like you have two 2-conductor cables, black and white. Is that correct?
 
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Old 09-10-14, 03:42 AM
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I have 2 - 3 wire plus a ground, one coming from each switch to the fan /light, power is coming into one switch
 
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Old 09-10-14, 07:33 AM
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You won't be able to do what you want.

You have power at the first switch and a three wire to the fan box. That means you have a neutral/white and two travelers..... red and black. Of those two travelers only one at a time is live at the fan box depending on switch position. Therefore you don't have an always live line to the fan box.
 
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Old 09-10-14, 09:41 AM
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As PJ said, you can't do it as is.
If you want to install an additional switch at switch 1 box, and run an additional cable to fan box, you could then switch fan and light independently.
The new cable would only need 2 conductors, such as 14/2 with ground.
 
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Thats what I thought thanks for the info
 
 

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