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Old 04-16-2014, 01:30 PM   #16
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tinypic...upload the image to the site, copy the url that starts with [img] and paste it in the reply box
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I keep getting a message that says an error occurred because i need at least 5 post to post links. no idea what that means. In any event, i'm not 100% clear on what the wiring should look like minus the second fan switch.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:50 PM   #19
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you have 6 posts now; your next post should be fine to insert the code. When I get a chance i'll rework the diagram for you.
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Please don't try what you have in your illustration.
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I won't be trying anything until i'm 100% certain on the wiring. I think i see my mistake in the first diagram. I think this is right:

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Yup, that looks good. Remember to mark any white wire that is being used as hot with a black marker.
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Thanks. I appreciate it.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:38 AM   #24
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I am not so sure.

First it appears that the single pole is controlling the lights, and the 3 ways are "controlling" the fan.

On the 3ways, without anything to designate the common, it appears that the commons may be linked with the whites, and the hot leading to the right hand 3 way appears to be in a traveler position.
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I won't be trying anything until i'm 100% certain on the wiring. I think i see my mistake in the first diagram. I think this is right:

Two things:

1) the blue wire on the fixture is for the light so you would wire it to the 3-way

2) on your switch loop for the fan you would want to splice the white wire with the incoming hot and then have the black wire go up and splice to the black fixture wire.
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I was assuming the blue wire controlled the fan. My mistake. Rather than splice the white wire from the fan switch with the incoming hot, couldn't i splice the black wire to income hot and splice the white wire with the black light fixture wire, making sure to mark the end of that white wire black?
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I was assuming the blue wire controlled the fan. My mistake. Rather than splice the white wire from the fan switch with the incoming hot, couldn't i splice the black wire to income hot and splice the white wire with the black light fixture wire, making sure to mark the end of that white wire black?
That is known as a "Switch Loop". All switches now need a neutral at their location. You could do this with 14-3 cable though.
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That is known as a "Switch Loop". All switches now need a neutral at their location. You could do this with 14-3 cable though.

Does this solve the switch loop on the fan switch? Note, i also moved the blue wire coming from the fixture to represent the light wire:

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