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Old 04-22-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Two Ceiling Fans, Two Switches, One Breaker


I am putting up two ceiling fans in my garage. They come with wall mount controls and the instructions specifically say do not wire two fans to one switch so I am going to wire the fans to their own switches. My question now is how to wire the two witches to one breaker. I have room in my panel for two breakers but I don't think that's necessary.

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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are you taking power to the fan box first or the switch box first?


are the switches going to be in the same box?

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Both switches will be in the same box which is one stud (open studs) over from the panel. My plan was to run power from the panel to the switches and then to the fans. I have a Murray panel and I found a breaker at Lowes which is a 15amp tandem breaker. Two breakers with independent switches in one breaker slot. Would that work?

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This will work, you'll need 1 14-2 cable from the panel to the switch box, and a separate 14-2 cable from the switch box to each fan box, in the switch box, all the grounds go together, all the neutrals(white) go together, the black from the panel goes to the line side of both switches(use a few short pieces of black wire and a wire connector to split/pigtail) And connect each black for the fans to the load side of the switches, in the fan boxes it's just black to black, white to white, and ground to ground.


if your switches are not marked line/load it doesn't matter which goes where.
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here are 2 diagrams depending on whether your wiring from both fans is coming back to switch location(top diagram)

or going from one fan to the other(bottom diagram)
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Wow, thanks for putting that together. That's exactly what I needed. I went with the first diagram and got one fan put up. Hopefully I will be able to get the second one hung next weekend. The one fan put out a torrent of wind. Can't wait to get the whole garage blowing.

If anyone is interested I put in Hampton Bay Industrial 60 in. Brushed Steel Ceiling Fan Model # 26619 Internet # 202670136. So far I am very impressed. I have 12 foot ceilings and the air gets to the floor easily.

Thanks to all who helped. I just joined this forum and it has been most helpful.

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