Originally Posted by sirsparksalot
Two separate switches to power a fan/light? And 12AWG wire to do it? I don't believe this is a common method.
It is if the circuit is wired for 20 amp circuit then you will have to use #12 awg for it.
This is semi common and I have done that few time with #12's all it depending on the exsting circuit layout that is the key issue.
And if you did see Hammerlane's drawing mention red conductor in there so it can be used as second hot switched leg for either fan or luminarie.
That is very common methold I done all the time with ceiling luminaires and when the customer mention talking about ceiling fan ., I automatique install the ceiling fan rated box and use XX-3 conductors and be done with it.
The cost differnce is very small when you do it rightaway but when you have XX- 2 in there and want to change to XX-3 it will cost more in long run due you will have to find a way to snake in new cable etc etc .