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Ceiling Fan Question: I’m installing a ceiling fan with light. I have a single pole light switch along with a fan rheostat switch. At the connection box on the ceiling there are 4 wires; the ground, the black, white and red. On the fan light there are blue, black, and white plus green for ground.

I will wire ground to green, blue and black from the fan to the black incoming, and the fan white to incoming white. The problem: what do I do with the red wire?

This electrical question came from: Jerry, from Chico, California

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Jerry

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