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allymonster 12-09-2004 11:25 AM

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can someone explain or tell me a website to look on on how to wire a ceiling fan up so that the fan can be turned off and on by a switch and the lights can be turned on by the pull chain????

Hammertime 12-10-2004 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by allymonster
can someone explain or tell me a website to look on on how to wire a ceiling fan up so that the fan can be turned off and on by a switch and the lights can be turned on by the pull chain????


all you have to do is wire the fan to the switch and wire the light to direct power. there should be two separate wires for the fan and light power. So, you'll have power from the switch powering the fan with either the red wire or black. Then take whichever wire is left(red or black that you didn't use) and connect that to the power source before the switch so it is live all the time.

Teetorbilt 12-10-2004 10:22 PM

To get the two to operate independently you will have to run a wire, if it is a new home it will be there, from the line side of the switch to the light (blue). This wire has to be black or tagged as such.
Your other alternative (suggested) is to spend about $35.00 on a remote control system that allows you to control everything from wherever you are.

katzpjs 02-13-2005 10:56 AM

Excuse my ignorance, but after turning the switch on, wouldn't you just turn the light off with the pull so that the next time you use the switch, only the fan comes on?

pipeguy 02-14-2005 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by allymonster
can someone explain or tell me a website to look on on how to wire a ceiling fan up so that the fan can be turned off and on by a switch and the lights can be turned on by the pull chain????

make sure you read the directions thoroughly. Each of the ten fans I've installed detailed several wiring scenarios - including the one you want. You can also check the manufacturers website - usually listed somewhere on the packaging.

jbfan 02-14-2005 03:39 PM

Before I expalin how it can be done, I need to know how it is wired now. Are you replacing a light with the fan, installing a new fan where nothing exsited before, or replacing and exsiting fan and would like to control it differently?

Speedy Petey 02-16-2005 09:53 PM

What jbfan said.
It has all to do with what's in the ceiling and on the wall. Then we can tell you how to wire it.
I agree the easiest thing it to use a remote conversion, although I don't like them.

Speedy Petey 02-16-2005 09:54 PM

I just realized this post is 7 days old. I guess he forgot he posted this here. :rolleyes:


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