Adding in a new ceiling fan to a builder wired box and want to be sure I'm doing it the correct way. Currently it's just a single light fixture to a single switch and I want to go to a ceiling fan / light combo with two separate switches.
In the fan box (which is one of the bracketed fan boxes) it's
- black to black bypassing the fixture
- Red as the hot
- White to white and then a pigtail to the fixture
- grounds to the plate
In the switch box
- white is bypassed
- the red switch leg is taking the neutral
- Black to black and a pigtail to the switch
- ground to ground with a pigtail to the switch (I'll cap it when I'm done)
I think what I should do is in the fan box
Black to black with a pigtail to the fixture black
White to white with a pigtail to the fixture
Red is the switch leg for the fan and grounds as is.
In the switch Black to black with a pigtail to the first switch (light) and a pigtail to the second (fan) switch or should I go pigtail to the first (light) switch and then short wire from the first switch to the second (fan) switch
White to the first switch and red to the second
Ground to ground and a pigtail to both switches.
Is this how I should do it or is there a preferable way?
I have a 34ci double gang old work box for the switches so I have enough room for any likely solution.