Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-29-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 10
Share |
Default

Wiring a room


I have a room with two lights (one light and one fan/light) operating on one switch. I'd like to put each light on its own switch and into a two gang box. In the switch box I have three 14-2 wires coming out. In the fan/light box I have two 14-2 wires, and in the light box I have one 14-2 wire. I'm not sure where my power supply is coming from and not sure the next step and correct wiring. Any help is appreciated.

Gburg109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
Licensed electrician
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,409
Default

Wiring a room


You are going to need to find out the function of each cable to see how connections can be changed or if new cables need to be run.

__________________
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
Jim Port is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: central wisconsin
Posts: 772
Default

Wiring a room


how is the fan controlled? is there a separate switch from the lights? if so, what wire is present at that switch?
itsnotrequired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 10
Default

Wiring a room


One switch control everything. Both the light fixture and the fan/light. I want to be able to turn off all lights and keep the fan able to run.
Gburg109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 02:29 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: central wisconsin
Posts: 772
Default

Wiring a room


Quote:
Originally Posted by Gburg109 View Post
One switch control everything. Both the light fixture and the fan/light. I want to be able to turn off all lights and keep the fan able to run.
so the fan is always on/off when the lights are on/off, respectively?
itsnotrequired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 03:35 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 10
Default

Wiring a room


Yes that is correct.
Gburg109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 04:01 PM   #7
A "Handy Husband"
 
rjniles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Carolina Low Country
Posts: 3,941
Default

Wiring a room


Quote:
Originally Posted by Gburg109 View Post
I have a room with two lights (one light and one fan/light) operating on one switch. I'd like to put each light on its own switch and into a two gang box. In the switch box I have three 14-2 wires coming out. In the fan/light box I have two 14-2 wires, and in the light box I have one 14-2 wire. I'm not sure where my power supply is coming from and not sure the next step and correct wiring. Any help is appreciated.

I would think the switch box has power in on a 14/2, power out on a 14/2 (to other receptacles) and switched power to the fan on the 3rd 14/2. At the fan/light box you have switched power in on a 14/2 and switched power out to the light on the other 14/2. You can not do what you want with the existing cables. You need to install a 3g ang box for 3 switches and run a 14/3 from the switch to the fan. A switch for each light and a switch for the fan.

__________________
Location:
Coastal South Carolina
rjniles is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
primarily dining room questions, but a few others Tonglebeak Electrical 6 04-25-2013 09:24 PM
Wiring of Dining Room Fan Sycamore Inn Electrical 16 09-29-2011 01:21 PM
Wiring a new living room addition ryan5068 Electrical 3 06-25-2011 05:09 PM
Brainstorming ideas to Dress Up the front room of my new house!! the_d_mann1 Interior Decorating 0 05-01-2011 04:47 PM
Upstairs room gets hot... olcottke HVAC 6 08-13-2010 01:57 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.