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Fix'n it 10-11-2012 09:42 PM

how do i wire this ?
 
hello gents.

i am wiring my living room. on one side i installed a 14-3 feed wire up to the ceiling fan & light box. the switches need to go on the opposite wall, 1 switch for each.
i would like to run only one cable, 14-3. but i can run 2 14-2's if needed.

what to do, and how ?

thanx

Jim Port 10-11-2012 10:26 PM

What code cycle are you on? Your area may require a neutral at the switch locations.

drwheels 10-11-2012 10:31 PM

http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thum...itch-Intro.jpg



This may help you, i found it at http://www.wikihow.com/Wire-a-3-Way-Light-Switch,
or i found this for light and fan on separate switches http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-switches.html

Fix'n it 10-11-2012 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 1029179)
What code cycle are you on? Your area may require a neutral at the switch locations.

i am tired right now. but i believe its 2001 .

Fix'n it 10-11-2012 10:45 PM

thanx, wheels. but its not a 3 way switch. its regular switching. but that the power comes in at the device, not the switch.

Fix'n it 10-11-2012 11:04 PM

well, its bed time now. i sure hope someone can get me the info i need, by 6pm friday. as that is when i have to run the cables. saturday morning is blown cellulose covering the cables day.

Jim Port 10-11-2012 11:08 PM

Not leaving much time for an inspection are you?

Techy 10-12-2012 06:44 AM

http://www.justanswer.com/uploads/El...witch_loop.JPG


disregard 12-3 on picture, all whites at switches must be remarked black, diagram not code compliant with 2011 NEC

jbfan 10-12-2012 07:24 AM

I would run 14/2 to the switch, then 14/3 to the fan light.
Isn't Chicago land conduit country anyway?

hammerlane 10-12-2012 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 1029190)
but that the power comes in at the device, not the switch.


power into fan location....12-3 to two single pole switch location

ground wires not shown for ease of drawing

Gac66610 10-12-2012 08:17 AM

If i read the OP correctly, fix'n is trying to 3-way both the fan and the light and is wondering what wires are needed.
If i'm correct and the power is at the device (fan/light), you will need to drop a 14/2 from the F/L to the other switch location.
Then 2, 14/2 from your existing switches to the new switch location to make the 3-ways work properly.

Gac66610 10-12-2012 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 1029204)
Not leaving much time for an inspection are you?

What are these inspections you keep talking about ... :laughing:

hammerlane 10-12-2012 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gac66610 (Post 1029315)
If i read the OP correctly, fix'n is trying to 3-way both the fan and the light and is wondering what wires are needed.


In the first post fix-n-it says,
"i am wiring my living room. on one side i installed a 14-3 feed wire up to the ceiling fan & light box. the switches need to go on the opposite wall, 1 switch for each"

I interpreted that as he has a ceiling fan with a light canopy and he wants to install two switches. One for the fan motor and one for the light canopy.

Just another example of a poster not explaining a situation adequately.

Oh well...you can only help so much

Gac66610 10-12-2012 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by hammerlane (Post 1029320)
In the first post fix-n-it says,
"i am wiring my living room. on one side i installed a 14-3 feed wire up to the ceiling fan & light box. the switches need to go on the opposite wall, 1 switch for each"

I interpreted that as he has a ceiling fan with a light canopy and he wants to install two switches. One for the fan motor and one for the light canopy.

Just another example of a poster not explaining a situation adequately.

Oh well...you can only help so much

Umm ...opps, you're right, I miss read (sorry):whistling2:

Fix'n it 10-13-2012 09:47 AM

the cellulose isn't happening today. i was TOLD it would be in stock friday, it wasn't. oh-well. thats HD for ya.


anyway.

techy's and hammers diagrams are what i am looking for.

thanx fella's
:thumbsup:


btw. i was tiered when i asked this question. so i described my issue as best i could.
the power to the room is on the east side. the power cable is going up to the F/L. and a cable to the switches on the west wall.
is that better ?


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