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Replacing a Ceiling Fan Where I Have Three Way Switches

What are the wire connections when replacing a ceiling fan where I have three way switches? Basic for Wiring a Ceiling Fan with Three Way Switches.

 

 Ceiling Fan with Three Way Switches
Electrical Question: What are the wire connections when replacing a ceiling fan where I have three way switches?

My electrical wiring project involves Replacing a Ceiling Fan.

This electrical wiring question came from Joseph, a Homeowner in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan Where there are Three Way Switches

Application: Wiring a Ceiling Fan.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor. or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Ceiling Fan, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Ceiling Fan should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Charlotte, North Carolina. A permit and inspections may also be required.
Resources to help you do electrical wiring in your area:
Locate Electricians or Electrical Contractors in North Carolina
North Carolina Electrical Contractor License, Building Permits and Electrical Codes

Basic for Wiring a Ceiling Fan with Three Way Switches

Ceiling Fan Wiring
Unless you are changing the wiring of the three way switches you should only focus on the wires inside the ceiling electrical box and the connections to the ceiling fan wires. The three way switch wiring remains the same and should not be disturbed.

The following will provide the wiring diagrams with a full description of the wiring connections.

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