Installing a Pre-Wired Ceiling Fan
How to Install a Ceiling Fan into a Room that has been Pre-wired for Two Switches
Identifying Wiring for Pre-Wired Ceiling Fans
Electrical Question: The house was pre-wired with two separate switches.
- One for the fan and one for the light.
- I am ready to hook the fan and light up.
- I can see that one four wire line is what should have been run through the two switches.
- What has been run is two separate 3 wire lines.
- Can I hook the respective hot wires up and joint the two separate neutral wires to the one neutral wire provided by the fan?
This electrical question came from: Gene, a Handyman from Kingsbury, Texas
Thanks for your electrical question Gene.
How to Install a Ceiling Fan into a Pre-wired Room
Installing a Ceiling Fan into a Room that has been Pre-wired for Two Switches
- Carefully identify the individual wires that come from the wall switches.
- If there are two sets of 3-wire cables (4-wires including the ground) then it is possible that the second 3-wire cable may lead to a second ceiling fan or light fixture location, and this would need to be verified as well.
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