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Old 03-31-2013, 08:04 AM   #16
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Also, would it be possible for someone to post a diagram where the power enters at one switch location, with the fan in the middle, then the other switch location on the end?
With 4 cables entering the fan location you are going to need a large box.

-There is no neutral conductor at the location of both switches at the right of the diagram.

-No ground wires shown for ease of drawing.
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one of the reasons for the change is that "some" switch were using the ground as the neutral .....
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so now "some" higher end switches need a pure neutral in each switch box to operate safely,
then there is the renovation aspect if a change was wanted you can easily tap the switch box cause there would be a pure Hot, Neutral and a ground there ...

next if there is a "junction" in the Fan ceiling box how would anyone know ?? Definately not the preferred method
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Direction control is normally on the fan. If you want it on a wall control, there are only a limited number of fans with that feature. If you are going for one of those, post the make and model of it.
Could you post some models that support direction control via a wall switch?

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Monte Carlo makes a wall mount remote control (looks & mounts like a wall switch) with the reverse function. It's the CK 300. It does not work with all Monte Carlo Fans, so you need to select a model that will. Best done from a Monte Carlo catalog.

Sea Gull Lighting also sells the same control under a different model number, and a number of fans that use it.

Casablanca sells the W-85. It's a six speed control, so again, it does not work with all Casablancas.

When you start pricing these, ask questions. Light kits are often sold separately from the fans. The remote receivers are also sometimes sold separately from the transmitters.

You may be in for some sticker shock.
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So, just reversing the polarity of the two feed wires isn't going to reverse the direction? I suppose direction is determined then by capacitor polarity?
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So, just reversing the polarity of the two feed wires isn't going to reverse the direction? I suppose direction is determined then by capacitor polarity?

NO ... little slide switch on the side of the fan ... you only have to change it 2 times a year ..
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No, I mean, what technically causes the motor to spin one way or another.

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