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Old 06-29-2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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Is anyone familiar with a reason why i could or could not install Four ceiling fans in my garage on one 12-3 20 amp circuit, please help

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Is anyone familiar with a reason why i could or could not install Four ceiling fans in my garage on one 12-3 20 amp circuit, please help
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Why are you pulling 12/3 for one 20A circuit? You should be pulling 12/2 from the panel. 12/3 from the switch to the fan if it has a light kit. You may only need the 12/2 to the fan because it's a garage and you probably don't have light kits on the fans.
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I guess i need to clarify thanks for the quick response guys I did mean 12-2 romex sorry, The industrial ceiling fans that I want to use all have a wall control that must be installed and it is rated for 1.5 amps my circuit goes through a switch and up to my four ceiling fan boxes I cannot find a fan that is industrial style that I can wire all four together a regualsr pull chain would work i just have to always get up there and adjust the pull chains or put a remote control on them. Why do they not make a fan control for more than one fan and if they do where can I get one. or did I just totally screw up by not roughing in four switch boxes to control each fan seperately. Thanks in advance for all your help i'm actually a plumber trying to do my own electrical work.
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Why not wire a wall switch that will turn on all 4 at the same time? Just run your incoming power to the switch first, then to the fans.
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That is the way that I wired it with 12-2 to a switch box then 12-2 to each circuit the problem is that theses ceiling fans that are industrial all come with a wall switch that is required for the fan to work because it has a start capacitor for the fan motor inside of it any way around this?
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Hunter makes one that will supposedly handle 12 fans, but there's no guarantee it work with your fans.
I would run new 12/2 to each fan from the existing switch location, replace that box with a 4-gang, and install the controllers.
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That is the way that I wired it with 12-2 to a switch box then 12-2 to each circuit the problem is that theses ceiling fans that are industrial all come with a wall switch that is required for the fan to work because it has a start capacitor for the fan motor inside of it any way around this?
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Just use the switches that came with the fans. Extend the pull chains if you need to. If you can provide the information located on the fan or any instructions for them, we may be able to get around the switch issue.

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