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Electrical Question: I have two separate switches. One controls a ceiling fan, and one goes to a switch controlled outlet.
The power comes into the switch that controls the outlet. This was once a three way switch, but no more. I have switched out the 3-way switches for single. I am trying to use the red wire of the existing 3-wire to extend power to the switch box that controls the ceiling fan, and then provide power to the fan through the switch. All seems to work fine until I turn off the switch that controls the outlet, then it trips the breaker.

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This electrical question came from: Jeff

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Thanks for your electrical question Jeff

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