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Old 08-01-2019, 04:06 PM   #1
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How to wire a fan with light kit on seperate 3 ways


Hello, I am would like some help on wiring a fan with a light kit. I would like to have the switch for the lights on a separate 3 way and the fan on a separate 3 way. where I can turn on/off the light at two different locations and turn on/off the fan from two different locations. I have draw a diagram to the best of my abilities and not sure if I am on the right path.
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I think that looks right.
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Looks good to me.
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Thank you for taking the time to develop a detailed, color-coded drawings. Nice work.

I concur with above. Only suggestion would be to consider 3-way dimmers for the lighting, which is a handy feature. I love dimming for the mood/situation.
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Thank you for taking the time to develop a detailed, color-coded drawings. Nice work.

I concur with above. Only suggestion would be to consider 3-way dimmers for the lighting, which is a handy feature. I love dimming for the mood/situation.



Okay thanks for the tip.
So on the extra white wire and ground do I just wire nut and leave ?
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Okay thanks for the tip.
So on the extra white wire and ground do I just wire nut and leave ?
I always tie them together.
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I always tie them together.

To clarify, you aren't saying to tie neutral and ground together. We can't do that. You're saying to maintain continuity of neutral in a separate wire nut from ground.

This installation carries a neutral through to the load. It also bonds all boxes and switches together.
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I always tie them together.

To clarify, you aren't saying to tie neutral and ground together. We can't do that. You're saying to maintain continuity of neutral in a separate wire nut from
This installation carries a neutral through to the load. It also bonds all boxes and switches together.

Im saying to put a wire nut on each end of the extra white and the extra ground. So 4 nuts total to keep things covered up and not exposed
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Im saying to put a wire nut on each end of the extra white and the extra ground. So 4 nuts total to keep things covered up and not exposed

Roger that, thanks for clarifying.

I'd toss a label on them as well, or just write on the wire jacket with a sharpie.
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No, I just tie all the neutrals together and all the grounds. I wouldn't leave unconnected wires in the box in this case.
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