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Old 02-04-2009, 04:25 PM   #16
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Just an afterthought --- make sure you don't confuse a green wire with a blue one.

I've seen too many DIY installations where they connected the green wire to a switch leg, thinking it was supposed to be blue.

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Old 02-04-2009, 04:35 PM   #17
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I used to work with a guy who couldn't tell green from orange.

I'm troubleshooting a dead ass lighting short, open the box and say WTF?
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:32 PM   #18
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We certainly covered the bases.....

I've spent a while but finally found the Hunter fan I installed and got the wiring diagram. Which I put up below. Using Joes diagram I believe on this particular fan/light you could wire it as he said but you would surrender remote control of the light. The red dotted wire is the remote out to the light. The purple dotted is the remote out to the fan. No pull strings for this fan.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:59 PM   #19
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You do better because if you bring power to a switch and run the switch cable through the fixture you need a four wire cable between the switch with the power and the fixture.
If you want to avoid the four wire cable you could bring power in a switch box, run a three wire cable to the other switch box and run a three wire cable from the switch with the power to the fixture.

The blue in the drawing represents the light wire since you said it was a blue wire.
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After seeing 220's post it does appear there is a blue wire. I wasn't sure there would be a blue coming out with the power wires. I understood the op to be saying there was only a two wire connection for power, which would make sense with a remote fan and the blue connected to the receiver wires so that there would be remote control of both the light and the fan. Joes diagram I would think would be the best if there is no remote control of the light.
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The OP mentioned that there was a blue wire from the light to the remote. He could just disconnect that from the remote and use to control lights via switch. Here is alternate method with power at switch.


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I certainly agree with you and that was what I was trying to convey about the Hunter diagram. I see no reason that it wouldn't work.
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if you bring power to a switch and run the switch cable through the fixture you need a four wire cable between the switch with the power and the fixture.
I don't run through fixtures except for jumpers to other lights. I probably use more wire than some other people but it seems better to me.

For simplicity, I want the only thing in a fixture/fan box to be the switch leg(s).
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Need a little more info on this setup. I have a hunter fan as well. I have two three way switches wired currently one for the fan and one for the light. I still however want to use the remote. In the fan box I have a 12-3 wire. Any suggestions? Thanks

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