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How to wire a Hunter Remote Ceiling Fan (Exeter) and utilize both wall switches

I want to install a Hunter Exeter fan. The fan is remote operated for both lights and fan speed, however, I have two switches on the wall - one for the fan and one for the light. I would like one of ...
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Changing plug switch to fan and making plug constant hot

I have a bit of a cluster going on. There is (A) stair light with (A) up and (A) down switches. There is a (B) switch that goes to (B) outlet controlling one plug. (A) & (B) switches are in the ...
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Fan light kit leaves me perplexed

Two ceiling fans with light kit and remote on single wall switch. All worked well for 3 months. One light kit stopped working but fan worked. I replaced the light kit, the receiver (inside motor ...
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Squeaky Fan, Unknown Model/Make

We bought our house 4 years ago with this fan in our bedroom. Over the past year, it has developed a whirring noise, it doesn't sound like loose a loose screw or other fastener, but rather electrical ...
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My ceiling fan light turns off then back on after I replaced the switch from a dimmer to a standard

I recently installed a ceiling fan that has a light. It worked perfectly except the motor was very loud and hummed. I read that replacing the previous dimmer switch with a standard switch helped. It ...
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How can I remove an electrical box that's screwed into a ceiling joist without attic access?

I want to replace a ceiling electrical box rated for light fixtures with one that is rated for fan support. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get the existing plastic box out with the usual methods. ...
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Mount ceiling fan box to underside of joist

I want to install a ceiling fan outside under a porch. I would run new conduit up to the underside of the ceiling joist. The joists are covered by bead board which I could cut away from the joist. I ...
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Ceiling Fan Won't Turn On Unless I Turn On The Recessed Lights Switch

I had a light fixture in the room. I took out the light fixture, and added four canned lights in the room, connected to where the light fixture was, and turning on and off using what was the light ...
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Changing out my ceiling fan i got four white and four black wiresand cant tell which should be tied together

After taking down my old ceiling fan I have four white and four black. 3 white was together as well as black. One white and one black was connected, but I sepererated all and don't know which black ...
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Ceiling fan halogen light no longer controllable with remote, however the fan speeds remain controllable by the remote

I installed the Hampton Bay ceiling fan with halogen light several years ago, where previously there was only a ceiling light fixture controlled by a single wall switch. The new ceiling fan/light came ...
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Is it ok to hang a ceiling fan from an Iberville Octagonal Box 1-1/2 Inch AC90 Steel Stud?

Iberville Octagonal Box 1-1/2 Inch AC90 Steel Stud I'm trying to figure if I can mount a 30lb fan (as per specification full installed weight) to this box? We are in a townhouse condo and don't think ...
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Mounting an outdoor ceiling fan in a pergola?

I'm would like to mount an outdoor fan in a pergola in an attractive way. In the first photo I like how the junction box (?) is hidden. Everything I can think of doing is going to end up looking like ...
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Grounding a ceiling fan with FMT conduit present

I am replacing a recessed can light with a new ceiling fan/light. The old housing is a 6" HALO 7HT like this: Inside the metal box there are 2 bare copper ground wires connected. Inside the ...
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Ceiling fan will not turn off

I have a ceiling fan with NO wall switch to turn it off. It works by remote, (I have an old house and they have it set up this way). I changed the battery and it still wont shut off. Its a Hunter Fan ...
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When a ceiling fan is turned on I get 440v in the room circuit

I installed a new ceiling fan. When switched it on, I get 440v in the entire room circuit; I had stabiliser that showed the voltage. I was surprised. I took a multimeter and measured the voltage it ...
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Ceiling fan outlet wire codes, help with Lutron mastero fan and light switch

I have two ceiling fan outlets in different rooms with different color wired. 1 room has Yellow, brown and two white wires. Yellow and brown are shorted Two whites are shorted. 2 room has brown, ...
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Identify this ceiling fan?

I have this ceiling fan in my house. The previous owner didn't leave any documentation about it. It came with a remote, but unfortunately the remote's screen does not turn on, even with a fresh ...
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Sharing kitchen hood and kitchen ventilation through one duct

My kitchen currently does not have a kitchen hood, so I'm planning to install it. At the moment there is a ventilation duct, my idea is to connect the hood pipe to the ventilation pipe in the drop ...
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Convert a Hunter Fan (with light) from a wireless remote control to two wall switches

I have a Hunter 21621 that I got for free. Based on the documentation it came with a wireless remote control and a receiver/switch (which is connected between the house wiring and the fan), but the ...
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How to wire a ceiling fan to a switch that controls outlet

Switch has only 3 wires. 1 black, 1 white, 1 neutral. They are coming from outlet. No other incoming power source. Outlet has a source to the bottom half. Top half is controlled by the switch. ...
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How to hang a ceiling fan box in gazebo with no parallel joists?

I want to hang n fan in a covered pavilion which has a gazebo like roof, held up by rafters. I've purchased a ceiling fan box/support that is designed to fit between joists, but there are no joists. I ...
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Why are there three cables coming into my ceiling fan box?

I'm working on a new ceiling fan install. I pulled out the old light fixture (traditional fixture) with three sets of wires coming into the box (three hot, three neutral, and three grounding wires). ...
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Is this ceiling fan going to fall and cut off my head?

Would you trust this fan? Do you know how can I tell if it's secure? I can't see how the canopy is attached to the ceiling. No screws are visible. I pushed up on the rod, and the ball nestled into ...
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How do I remove an old ceiling junction box to install one rated for a fan?

I want to replace a light fixture in my house (1950s construction) with a ceiling fan. I doubt that the existing box will support a fan. I see the big screw in the middle of the box. Is it holding ...
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How to verify electrical box is secured strong enough for 16# ceiling fan?

The metal electrical box says it's "Acceptable for fan support when secured with 10-32 screws provided". The box has 2 black screws (sheetrock screws?) in the middle that are screwed to some piece of ...
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Can two neutrals on different legs of the same circuit be connected together to shared neutral of ceiling fan?

Situation: half way through construction, a change in plans on ceiling fan operation occurred. Wires were originally ran to 3way switches and on to ceiling fan. Then came the decision to separate the ...
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how to install the mounting bracket for ceiling fan

I need to install a ceiling fan, but when I looked at the fan box to hang the mounting bracket, I cannot find the screw to hang it. i have a metal mounting bracket which I like to screw to attached ...
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Want to connect and old standard ceiling fan to wall light switch

These are oldish standard chain-pull operated ceiling fans in our bedrooms The light is operated by a wall switch or the one of the chains in the fan, The fan, it is only operated by pulling the ...
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Dimming led ceiling fan with remote and dual switch wiring

I currently have a similar setup for my Stile Anderson 22 in. LED Indoor/Outdoor Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan with Remote Control. Black wire controls the fan, while the blue controls the light kit on ...
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How can I dim LED recessed lights that are on the same switch as two ceiling fans without slowing the fans down?

I have 6 LED Dimmable recessed lights on the same switch as two ceiling fans. There are currently two three way switches that control everything. I want to be able to dim the LED lights without ...
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Appropriate wall controller for two fans

I'm preparing to install two ceiling fans in an especially large room. Prefer that they both operate from a single switch. Fans are Tidal Breeze 56 inch , 0.52 amps per fan in high. I thought I'd ...
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How to wire ceiling fan/light to two switches

I have a black/white/copper cable coming from my box along with a single white cable. I have installed my fan with the receiver for the remote and it is working as long as the previously existing wall ...
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convert single wire connectors to 9 wire

I want to install a ceiling fan light into an existing ceiling fan? The new light has 2 single wire connectors wires to plug in to the ceiling fan which has a 9 wire plug in connector. how to convert ?...
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How can i convert switch

Just bought a ranch house built 1950's No lights in all rooms just receptackes and switch that controls 1 set of receptacles..i want to intall 4 pot lights and a ceiling fan with lights. How do i go ...
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Install Ceiling Fan Box with light only

Is it possible to install a ceiling fan box (new construction) and only attach a ceiling light fixture to it instead of a fan? I would like to have the fan box installed for future application but do ...
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can't find a 3uf.5uf,5uf 250vac 5 wire Ceiling Fan Capacitor what can I use instead?

I've searched the internet and closet I've come to the 3uf,5uf,5uf is 4uf,5uf,5uf can I use it?
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How do I add a ceiling fan to a 3-way switch?

About three months ago, I hired an electrician to change some of the circuits in my house, and two of the circuits were supposed to be able to add a ceiling fan on a 3 way switch. In one room, all of ...
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Wiring for ceiling fan

I'm trying to replace my ceiling fan and can't seem to figure out what wire is which ? My house is 70 years old and it's a bit confusing. EDIT from the comments: Four outlets are connected as ...
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Mounting Ceiling Fan to Old Junction Box

I would like to install a new ceiling fan, but when I removed the light fixture I found an old junction box. The box is about 3 inches deep but tapers to create a rim which is level with the ceiling. ...
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No wall switch for ceiling fan outlet

My bedroom fan needs replacing. There is no wall switch. It worked with remote. Have had nothing but problems with remote controlled fans and would like to install a pull chain only. I was told this ...
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2 ceiling fans. 1 dims fully and other doesnt dim enough

I had 2 ceiling fans installed in kids rooms. Same exact fan in both rooms. 2 switches control them. One on off for the fan. And one dimmer switch for the lights. One fan works perfect amd the lights ...
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Where can I get a box a ceiling fan light?

Does anyone know where I can get a box for a ceiling fan light. I have a ceiling fan with a light but would like to replace the light with a ceiling lamp I have. The current box won't work because ...
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I have a light switch that turns on an outlet

I am installing a ceiling fan with lights in a old house. Theres a light switch that turns off the outlet. I pulled the light and see there is a black cable and a red wire. I ran a new cable for the ...
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Minka havenworth fan with tx and rx

My ceiling fan has this for a wiring diagram. I have black, white, red and a ground wire in my ceiling. Should I be attaching the green/yellow to the red or the ground?
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Can I just cap the red wire from a dual switch to install a ceiling fan without a light?

I am replacing a ceiling light with a ceiling fan NO light. There is a dual switch at the wall to accommodate a ceiling fan with a light. There are 4 wires at the ceiling ground, red, black and white. ...
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New ceiling fan socket with copper wiring

I am trying to replace the lightbulb socket in a ceiling fan fixture. The wires coming from the fan are aluminum (I assume bec the wires are silver colored) the wires that came with the new socket ...
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4 Wires in Switch Box - Ceiling Fan/Light

I wanted to add a remote transmitter to my ceiling fan and the correpsonding wall switch. When removing the current switch (dual slider fan/light), I have five wires in the switch box. There is a ...
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How do I wire a remote ceiling fan with two switches?

We would like set up our remote to control the fan and the light switch to control the light. There was another fan installed but not with remote but had a light. The dual light switch was set up that ...
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Hampton Bay Windward II ceiling fan with light

I took down a Hampton Bay Ceiling fan with light by untwisting the stem. The 4 wires for the controller got torn. Where do they go to fix the fan part? light works when hooked up to power.
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Replacing Lighted Ceiling Fan w Fixed Light

I just replaced a lighted ceiling fan with a fixed light fixture. My wall has two switches, one that controlled the fan and another that controlled the light. At the ceiling junction box, there was an ...
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