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Old 01-05-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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I want to swap a flourescent light ran on a 3 way with a ceiling fan. I have 3 wire already ran between the 2 switches for the 3 way light but I need to add a switch so I can control the fan and light separately. I would like to keep the light kit portion still workable for 3 way but the fan doesn't need to be.

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Do you know where the hot feed is located in the wiring ?

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Yes. Its coming from one of the outlets.
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Yes. Its coming from one of the outlets.
And it goes to one of the switches. I would recommend changing that switch box to a double box, and then running a switch leg up to the fan this will supply control to the fan. Control over the light will stay the same.
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You will need to change the cable between the switch and the fan to a three wire cable from a two wire cable.
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