ceiling fan box
Thanks for the replies.
Took another look at it this morning in the light of day and with some coffee on board.
Will certainly be easy enough to run the 12/3 between switches and end run into the fan/light with just one cable. Will definitely reduce number of conductors in the box. Wasn't thinking too clearly last night after a 14 hour day...
dSilanskas, our local HD didn't have that box in stock a couple days ago. I'll have to look around. A problem we will have is that this is an old house with full 2X framing lumber. Most of the joist and stud bays are about 13.5 inches, so will probably have to cut the bar down a bit. A reviewer on Amazon did just that and was very happy with the result. I've done it with sliding bar Carlon boxes with good results, too.
And as for the 12 vs. 14 wire, I like 12 better. True, it's harder to work with at times, but gives me a little peace of mind. And future proofs a little.