Re: Wiring for Cieling Fan
First thing you have to do is make sure you've got a black (hot ), white (neutral ), and ground to the switch box. You may have to rewire the outlet at the outlet box first to make this happen.
Assuming you're using a double switch box:
1 - Bundle all the whites together
2 - Bundle all the grounds together with two pigtails. Attach the ground pigtails to the ground (green ) lug on each switch.
3 - The incoming black gets two pig tails as well, one for each switch, attached to the bottom g-old* lug on the switches.
4 - Attach the out going red wire to the top g-old lug of the switch furthest from the door.
5 - Attach the outgoing black to the top g-old lug of the switch closest to the door.
6 - At the fan, the black incoming will be used to power the light, the red incoming will be used to power the fan.
If you're using a single switch box with a stacked switch, then you'll just use fewer pig tails in the making of the connections.
* the word "g o l d" is being captured by the spam filter, hence "g-old".
Last edited by A. Spruce; 05-17-2011 at 05:32 PM.
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