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 07-18-2012, 11:24 PM   #16
"So I Re-Wired It"
 
MisterZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NorthEast USA
Posts: 258
Share |
Default

Installing another ceiling fan


Quote:
Originally Posted by andrew79 View Post
If he wires it like I told him it doesn't matter where its fed from.

haha, true. and my way he would be left with the extra red wire un-used at the outlet.
sometimes my analytical brain will over complicate.

i think we can both agree this is not the best way to wire a switch tho:D

good luck with the install M8, and safety first

MisterZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 06:41 AM   #17
Master Electrician
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toronto Ontario
Posts: 1,165
Default

Installing another ceiling fan


Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterZ

haha, true. and my way he would be left with the extra red wire un-used at the outlet.
sometimes my analytical brain will over complicate.

i think we can both agree this is not the best way to wire a switch tho:D

good luck with the install M8, and safety first
But if the feed comes through the switch first it won't work at all., and yes I've seen a lot of screw "wrapping" pictures lately.
__________________
Sarcasm is my friend
I'm here to learn too, i do mostly commercial/industrial/new construction and this place is a great way to pick up tips on residential from some good electrical minds. Excuse the spelling, my phone has a mind of it's own.
andrew79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 06:51 AM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: south FL
Posts: 52
Default

Installing another ceiling fan


I was thinking, now that I got some sleep, it was mentioned leaving the red wire unused. Can I, at the outlet, leave the whites wired on the side they are on and put the blacks to the outlet rather than leaving them tied up behind? Would it be better that way? Or does it matter?

Thanks again
jstcruzin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 07:32 AM   #19
Master Electrician
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toronto Ontario
Posts: 1,165
Default

Installing another ceiling fan


Quote:
Originally Posted by jstcruzin
I was thinking, now that I got some sleep, it was mentioned leaving the red wire unused. Can I, at the outlet, leave the whites wired on the side they are on and put the blacks to the outlet rather than leaving them tied up behind? Would it be better that way? Or does it matter?

Thanks again
You can do that as well. Doesn't matter either way. I was just trying to avoid you working on two devices.
__________________
Sarcasm is my friend
I'm here to learn too, i do mostly commercial/industrial/new construction and this place is a great way to pick up tips on residential from some good electrical minds. Excuse the spelling, my phone has a mind of it's own.
andrew79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 08:37 AM   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: south FL
Posts: 52
Default

Installing another ceiling fan


Got the fan up yesterday and it was a breeze. Big Thanks guys!!

jstcruzin 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
Installing ceiling mount shower head to sloped ceiling wgburgess Plumbing 3 04-05-2012 07:47 AM
Installing a ceiling fan with existing 3.5" light fixture box? Superorb Electrical 14 04-03-2012 01:05 PM
Installing a new ceiling light scenario KUIPORNG Electrical 6 10-12-2011 01:35 PM
Installing a ceiling fan in a new construction home HEMMY1244 Electrical 4 09-15-2010 07:11 AM
Installing a ceiling fixture Cregan Electrical 3 02-08-2004 09:43 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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