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How to a Replace a Ceiling Fan and Hook Up the Wires


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Wiring a Ceiling Fan to a Wall Switch: Installing a Tandem Switch or Two Stack Switch for a Ceiling Fan and Light

Wiring Connections for a Ceiling Fan

Electrical Question: I am installing a Hampton Bay Palm Beach II model ceiling fan.
Here’s my wiring situation:

Thanks so much!
Lori

This electrical wiring question came from Lori, in Fort Myers, Florida.

Additional Comments: Great info and thanks for offering this service!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Lori.

Wiring a Ceiling Fan to a Wall Switch

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools and electrical wiring.
Precaution: Identify the ceiling fan power source or circuit at the panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the switch wiring.
Materials: Make sure the switches are fully compatible with the ceiling fan you have.

Installing a Tandem Switch or Two Stack Switch for a Ceiling Fan and Light

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