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Over the weekend I started a project to install a ceiling fan and hook it up to 2 switches, 1 to control the light and 1 to control the fan. There was originally one switch controlling a light fixture. I ran a new line 12-3 from the ceiling to the electrical box. The power coming in to the box has a wire that is black, red and white. I cannot figure out how I am supposed to wire this to the switches so I can accomplish this project. Any ideas or diagrams would be great. Thank you so much. I have included 2 photos. One is of the original wiring that was at the switch and another with the power and the new 12-3 wire that I ran. Thank you so much for your help.Original wiringenter image description here

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    The original wiring looks like it has two 12/3 cables in the box (one in and one out to the fan), so what did you do different? Why did you "add" a 12/3 when it looks like one was there already? – JPhi1618 Mar 18 at 18:50
  • There was no ground wire on the wires coming into the box or going to the light fixture. Is that still a 12/3 wire? – Vincent Mar 18 at 20:45
  • Yes, no ground would still be 12/3, but very old. Today the only thing you can really by is technically "12/3 with ground" but no one says "with ground" because it's just assumed. Do the black and red wire both have voltage on them (120v with respect to the white wire)? – JPhi1618 Mar 18 at 20:55
  • Yes they do have voltage. How would I go about wiring it with 2 switches? Every diagram that I have found has a ground in the diagram. – Vincent Mar 18 at 21:31
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    Does the power supply cable have a ground? – Harper Mar 18 at 23:17

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