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Old 08-07-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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Wiring ceiling fan and light with separate switches?


We have 2 separate switches on wall. Each has a black and white wire.

Old ceiling fan and light had 2 (b&w) wires to light portion, and 2 (b&w) wires to fan portion.

New ceiling fan/light only has 3 wires: black, white, and blue (I'm omitting green ground from the discussion). Black wire goes to fan and blue wire goes to light.

Do I tie all the white wires together, and then one switch's black wire to the fan's black wire, and then the other switch's black wire to the light's blue wire?

I'm just not sure about tying all the white wires together, if that is safe.
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Are the whites tied together inside the switch box?

If so, no problem.

If not, you would need to check and make sure it is the same circuit.
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Yes, they are tied together at the switch box. Both fan and light switches are on the same circuit.
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Yes, they are tied together at the switch box. Both fan and light switches are on the same circuit.
If tied together at switch box then you're fine
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