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Electrical Question from Jay about Circuit Wiring
[ad#block]Question: I am installing a ceiling fan in my living room. I cut a hole in the middle of the ceiling and ran new wiring ( 14/2 NM with a bare ground wire ). I am attempting to connect it to a switch that controls a 2 plug receptacle ( the receptacle appears to be a end of the run circuit ( only 2 wires connected to it and a bare ground wire ). The switch that controls everything has the receptacle connected to it plus another 14/3 wire ( it has a black wire, white wire, Red wire and of course the ground ) connected from the panel.
So some strange reason there is a 3 way switch present ? I am confused because I have always read that 3 way switches work in pairs, I checked the whole ground floor and there is no other 3 way switch present to control this outlet?
My question is do I connect all these wire to a 3 way switch or do I have to change this setup and connect a single pole switch ( or maybe 2 single pole switches? Because I am also confused in how to connect the 14/2 wire to the 14/3 wire? Also a 3rd 14/2 wire from the receptacle ( outlet )? I could actually eliminate the receptacle ( outlet ) because all I care about is getting the ceiling fan working.
Thanks for your electrical question Jay.
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