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How To Connect Ceiling Fan Wires

Where do I connect the Red Wire for the Ceiling Fan? Ceiling Fan Installation and the Wiring Connections.

Connections For Ceiling Fan Wiring
Electrical Question Where do I connect the red wire for the Ceiling Fan?

Thanks in advance,
Arne

This electrical question came from: Arne, a Homeowner from St Louis Missouri

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Arne.

Application: Ceiling Fan Electrical Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced, Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and access to the switched outlet wiring and the proposed location for the ceiling fan.
Precaution: Identify the switched outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring for a ceiling fan should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Ceiling Fan Wiring Connections

Arne, the blue wire of the ceiling fan is for the light fixture and is typically connected to the red wire from the ceiling junction box.

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