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Electrical Question From Bert About Ceiling Fan Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Question: I want to install a Hunter ceiling fan with light. I have 14-3 wire in the existing box.
The wiring instructions say:
connect ground to ground

Electrical Question about: Ceiling Fan Wiring

Received from Bert a Homeowner in Essex Jct., Vt

Question: I want to install a Hunter ceiling fan with light. I have 14-3 wire in the existing box.
The wiring instructions say:
connect ground to ground
connect white to white
connect black to black
connect black/white to black/white
I don’t have a black/white coming from the existing box
I have a ground, white, black and red wires.

Am I to connect the black/white coming from the fan to the red?
Everything else looks easy.
Thanks for your help!!
Bert

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question.

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2 Responses to “Electrical Question From Bert About Ceiling Fan Wiring”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Michelle,
    Here are some 3 Way Switch Wiring Diagrams that will help you:
    http://www.ask-the-electrician.com/3-way-switches-diagram.html

  2. michelle says:

    how can i wire two switches with 14-3 wire with the power going to the light fixture then to each switch?