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Old 11-19-2008, 12:16 AM   #1
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switch for my fan


the switch for my ceiling fan didn't seem to work. So i took the cover off the switch and it wasn't connected at all. The wire that is supposed to connect to the switch is cut to short to reach the switch. I went and checked the connection at the fan and the same wire is capped off in there so it's just a wire in the wall.
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Is this ok or do i need to remove that wire?
Also can i use the wire somehow even though it's only about a cm long in the switch and too short to attach it to another wire to make it longer to reach the switch, so is there a way i could extend it?

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Old 11-19-2008, 09:33 AM   #2
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It is really hard to tell you what you can do without knowing a little more like what wires are coming into the switch box and how the wires in the box are connected.

For example, do you have a white, black and ground coming into the box? Is the black wire coming in to the box connected to the bottom of the switch? Are the whites all wire nutted together?

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