I have a dead ceiling fan I'm trying to replace with 4 recessed lights. I took it down to find it has a 12/3 wire run to it, and a 12/2 wire run from it (I thought it was the last device on that run). The 12/3 is all on the same breaker.
The black conductor was constantly hot and provided power to the porch light and apparently 2 outlets in my bedroom. The red conductor was controlled by a switch in the dining room for the fan.
Unfortunately the fan was in a terrible place and the 12/2 isn't long enough to reach where I need it to go. My question is:
Can I replace the fixture box with a steel junction box, and run 2 12/2 lines from it. With Switched Red/Neutral/Ground running the 4 lights, and the Hot Black/Neutral/Ground powering the 2 or 3 things downstream?