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Wiring Ceiling Fans for Wall Switches


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How To Connect Ceiling Fan Electrical Wiring: When there are 4 wires coming out from ceiling but there are only 3 wires with the fan and light fixture.

How To Connect Ceiling Fan Wiring

Electrical Question: There are 4 wires coming out from ceiling but there are only 3 wires with the fan and light fixture. There are 2 different switches on the wall. One for the fan and the other for the light. I do not know which wire goes with what.

This electrical question came from: Lisa, a Homeowner from Vandalia, Ohio.

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

Wiring a Ceiling Fan with 3 Wires

Application: Installing a Ceiling Fan.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired 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 ceiling fan.
Precaution: Identify the ceiling fan circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

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