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need 101 10-22-2012 04:18 PM

Ceiling fan topic.
1) Have ceiling fan with no light kit.
2)Ceiling fan is controlled by a cirlce knob on wall. Off,high,med,low,extra low.

Home project.
1)Buy a ceiling fan with a light kit.
2)Buy a remote controller to control fan and light.(This is just for if i foget to
turn on the fan or light after i just sat down and reclined back in sofa).
3)Buy a new wall outlet controller.One to control fan and one to control light.

Topics that come to mind.
1)Is my wall outlet a single pole or other?
2) Do i need to run more wires from the wall outlet to the ceiling fan?
Took out the wall outlet and went to see what wires i have.
2 black wires being used. Tied into the 2 black wires from the knob controller.
2 white wires...capped together..not being used.
1 red wire...capped off...not being used
1 copper wire.

Questions i have on topic.
1) Will this wire set up be enough to operate a ceiling fan with a light kit?

If yes to #1...then
2) Will i be able to control the ceiling fan and light both from the wall
and remote?

Oso954 10-22-2012 05:11 PM

If you want to control it from both the wall and the handheld, then buy a remote set that comes with both. You will replace the current knob controller with the in wall transmitter.

need 101 10-22-2012 05:50 PM

Thanks for replying Oso954. I was afraid that setup would be my answer. The one remote i found with great reviews is not a
wall mount receiver type. The receiver goes up in the fan. I'm guessing that with this remote i will only be able to control
the ceiling fan funtions with it alone.
If i cant found a good wall mount remote then i will just go with a manual wall dual setup.

Oso954 10-22-2012 06:35 PM

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I'm talking about a set like the one below. 2 transmitters, one receiver.
Most of the fan companies sell a set like this, even it your local store doesn't carry it. They can be ordered. But Lowe's, Home Depot, and larger fan/lighting stores should have something in stock.

If you can't get the set, you can always buy 2 remotes made by the same company and just set them too the same channel. You'll end up with a spare receiver that way.

need 101 10-22-2012 06:58 PM

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Thanks again Oso954.
I have seen those at my local stores. I will look at the reviews and see if
i can found a good one. If not i will just go with a regular wall switch for
fan speed and light output. I have put a pic in this to give you a idea of
what i am talking about.
If i go this way, i will just have to remember to turn on the fan or light or
both before i hit the sofa.

jbfan 10-22-2012 08:31 PM

All the remotes I have installed control both fan and lights.
By having a red wire, you can put in a double switch and control the fan and light separately.

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