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Old 01-16-2013, 07:10 PM   #16
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One more question for you guys...

I recall in my basement setup there were extra wires that seemed to be pigtailed in the ceiling and wall that didnt look like they ran to anything...

Should I just assume that everything has a connection somewhere or would it be possible to throw in a 2 gang and a separate switch?


Just trying to cover all my bases before I make my final decision

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:26 PM   #17
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I really don't like the fact that you need a battery for it...that would seem to be so much more of a pain... Plus if its done wirelessly I hear that it's not compatible w every fan in placing the transmitter module inside the fan assembly
The remote does not use batteries. It mounts in the switch location and uses the power off the line.

If you have trouble mounting the RECEIVER in the fan, you will probably have problems mounting the Lutron control module in the fan.

If the fan Mfg says no remotes (sometimes done with huggers) I would not use the Lutron module in the fan without checking with the fan manufacturer.
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The remote does not use batteries. It mounts in the switch location and uses the power off the line.

If you have trouble mounting the RECEIVER in the fan, you will probably have problems mounting the Lutron control module in the fan.

If the fan Mfg says no remotes (sometimes done with huggers) I would not use the Lutron module in the fan without checking with the fan manufacturer.
Ok so what is the battery included for then?

Also do you remove the place where the light switch is and mount it there or does it mount elsewhere?


Sorry...been a LONG day!
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #19
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One final question...


Would it be possible to get some Romex and fish it from the ceiling hole to the wall and down the wall to the switch for the hookup?
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The biggest issue I can foresee is the air return being right above the switch on the wall...



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Outside of that you're pretty accurate that the light is in the middle of the room...the upside is the rooms are 10X10 so nothing too big



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As you can see the switch is right inside the door and closer to the next interior wall
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So chances are your wall stud is going to run to the left of the switch, on up the wall to the right of the vent duct. So your wiring run up the wall will be between the door jam and the wall switch.
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if not to make things more complicated for you but, is that a textured ceiling?
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if not to make things more complicated for you but, is that a textured ceiling?
Sadly yes...


The house was built in 03 and we moved in about a year in a half ago and I've already done thousands upon thousands of hours of work...unfortunately ceiling is very far down on the list
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Here's my next suggestion for you, any ceiling you cut out, do it very carefully, so you can put it right back up with little re-work.
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Am I to assume Atlanta?
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Am I to assume Atlanta?
Big Braves fan but no I wish...I actually live in Central IL
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I was having a hard time making out the picture!! I used to love it when Richmond had the Braves, they were what AA or AAA, cant remember?
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I was having a hard time making out the picture!! I used to love it when Richmond had the Braves, they were what AA or AAA, cant remember?
Triple A...yeah they were in Richmond for quite some time....


Ok so if I decide I want to take to task fishing, should I buy some 14/2 or try to remove the current run and go w/ the 3 conductor?
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Triple A...yeah they were in Richmond for quite some time....


Ok so if I decide I want to take to task fishing, should I buy some 14/2 or try to remove the current run and go w/ the 3 conductor?
14/3 NM that way you have red, black, white and a ground.
Its going to nearly impossible to remove the old wire...entirely.....because most likely its stapled to joist/studs

If it were me, personally, I would! The existing wire that is there, just disconnect it and tape up the ends, both at the ceiling and at the wall box, push them asided, up into the attic, and no need to even leave it in the wall switch box. I would, and always like to mark the wires by writing on the outter sleave (when possible) what it is/was. But im just anal....

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Hey,


Just thought I'd get back to you and let you know I got all my projects taken care of and everything is great...

The finished project was 4 ceiling fans, 2 with the new 12/3 wiring from ceiling across and then down the wall to the switches and also tying 2 recessed can lights into existing exhaust fans in the bathrooms...

Thx for all your help...will send a few pics when I get back so you can see my work...


FWIW I had a buddy come by and we were able to squeeze our way into the attic and it was so much easier with an extra pair of hands and a steel fishwire kit....I would recommend that to anyone.

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