Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-03-2009, 03:58 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Fan Wiring Installation Issue


I installed 2 fans in 2 of my rooms in the house. The two rooms are on the same circuit breaker, so I turn off the circuit breaker for the rooms and power to both of the rooms are off.
In room 1 I install the fan to work so that the light and fan are controlled separately with a 3-speed fan switch and a dimmer light switch and everything works fine. I go to do the same thing in room 2, install the fan and light to work independently with a 3-speed fan switch and a dimmer light switch. The thing that I notice in room 2 is that is has more wire connects than room 1. Room 2 has 4 black cooper wires from wall (1 shared w/the fan switch and dimmer switch), 1 red, and 2 ground wires. When I connect the wires as I did in room 1, the fan and light work fine. After the connections I was left with 2 black copper wires from the wall from room 2. When I go back to room 1 to turn on the light, fan, and tv it doesn't work.
I go to rm 2 connect 1 of the remaining black wires from the wall to fan switch and turn the fan switch to high. When I do this both rooms work as well as the tv, but I can only put the fan on high from the fan switch. When I turn the fan switch to med or low the fan stops working as well as everything in room 1.

cca10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 05:29 PM   #2
Member
 
dSilanskas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 474
Default

Fan Wiring Installation Issue


From what it sounds like it sounds like you have the wire feeding the room on the fan control side of the device. My advice is to find out which wire is the power wire and touch each wire to figure out what wire also controls the tv and whatever else is not working. That wire needs to be spliced with the power wire.

dSilanskas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
countertop installation - stove/oven issue diycarguy Building & Construction 12 05-04-2009 01:08 PM
Wiring Issue: Problem solving skkrman7482 Electrical 3 04-04-2009 06:32 AM
wiring help needed for rangehood electrical installation. kimchidaddy Electrical 1 01-12-2009 06:19 AM
Cable issue or wiring issue? Duchey Electrical 57 12-15-2008 01:34 PM
Garage - Protecting wiring installation eastment Electrical 4 11-26-2005 11:52 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.