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Old 01-02-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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I have wired many ceiling fans and until today im lost. Most fans I wired had only 3 wires Black,White,Green. Which is simmple hook the colors to their match and then the blue to the black. Perfect I have even run some off extnsions cords with no problems. Today I said I would help a friend hook up 2 fans in her house and in one of the boxes their were 9 wires I assumed coming from the (1)breaker box, (2)light switch and (3)one joining another room probably on same circuit. How do I wire this fan and light assembly.Started to tell her to call a electrician. I assumed this would be about a 45 minute easy job, that was 3 hours ago.

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Tell us what color wires you found and which of them have constant power or switched power. Also a picture would help

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...in one of the boxes their were 9 wires
I assumed...
Don't assume.
Start by identifying the separate pieces of romex, and
what colors are in each set, and
which set is the feed (always hot).

There would commonly be seven wires and 3 pieces of romex btw...
2 for feed in + 2 for feed through + 3 for switch leg =7

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There are 3 sets of romex wires with 3 wires in each, The colors are white, black and Green ground wire.
(3) Power Enters At Ceiling Box 3
(3) Circuit Continues On to the Next Room Ceiling Fixture which will become 2nd fan
(3) One Wall Switch For Light
This is the 1st incident I have encountered wher i just didn't have the basic 3 wires.
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Tell us what color wires you found and which of them have constant power or switched power. Also a picture would help
"I beleive that the power source wires are constantly hot and come in on the same side as the wall switch, on the opposite of the box is the other 3 wires that run to an ajoining circuit". The wire colors are black& white and 1 ground wire" Excluding the ground wires there is only 6 wires."
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There are 3 sets of romex wires with 3 wires in each,
The colors are white, black and Green ground wire.
OK. I didn't include the ground/green as whatever else is going on...
the grounds are always connected together. You have six wires not nine.

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(3) Power Enters At Ceiling Box 3 <--"feed" 2W
(3) Circuit Continues On to the Next Room <-- "feed through" 2W
(3) One Wall Switch For Light < -- "switch leg" 2W
The feed and feed through blacks: wirenut together with
the switch leg WHITE (yes, it gets tied to the feed BLACK).
(a piece of tape on the white is a nice touch)

The feed and feed through whites:wirenut together.
(another short piece of white wire added to this is a nice touch)

The switch leg black and the short piece of white (or wire-nutted whites)
then can go to the light fixture. Done.

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