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raineydr 03-26-2010 10:15 AM

installing ceiling fan/light fixture.
 
Have an existing basic light fixture (light bulb only) wired by basic black and white setup. What do I need to do to change out that light fixture and add a ceiling fan/light fixture.

brric 03-26-2010 10:38 AM

The first thing to do is replace the existing j-box with a box or assembly rated to support a ceiling fan.

raineydr 03-26-2010 10:41 AM

the basement is not finished so after i do this am I down to just basic color coded wiring?

brric 03-26-2010 10:45 AM

Yes. If you want separate switches for the fan and light replace the two wire cable going to the ceiling with a three wire cable and change the switch box to a two gang.
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raineydr 03-26-2010 10:51 AM

can i install a ceiling fan/light fixture and just use the pull string to turn off the lights and leave the fan running?

andrew79 03-26-2010 11:11 AM

yes you can do that...it'll show you how to hook it up both ways in the instructions for the fan. you'll just have to manually turn the fan/light off if you want the other to stay on.


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