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Connecting the Blue Ceiling Fan Wire

How to Install Ceiling Fans and the Wiring Connections: I’m installing a ceiling fan, the wires in the ceiling are black,white, red, and bare.

InstallingĀ  Ceiling Fan Wiring
Electrical Question: I’m installing a ceiling fan, the wires in the ceiling are black,white, red, and bare.

This electrical wiring question came from: Will, a Homeowner from Las Vegas, Nevada

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

How to Connect the Wires of a Ceiling Fan

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Application: Wiring a Ceiling Fan
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF andĀ  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

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3 Responses to “Connecting the Blue Ceiling Fan Wire”
  1. a_halym says:

    Thanks Dave. I need diagram for wiring & Product. i don’t like remote. i want control speed of fan in different two places, number of product is not a matter. i want only the control.

  2. a_halym says:

    I need to control my ceiling fan lights with two dimmer switches at the same, will it possible? What are the products that I would have to get?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Yes you can do this by installing the right wiring and / or the right dimmer switches. There are a few possibilities including wireless remote controls or wall switches. There are brands that have compatible dimmer switches that you may want to consider.



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