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O/T Electrical THANK YOU for CEILING FAN ADVICE!!!

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    noknock1 Active Member

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    Just wanted to give everyone who gave me advice a big THANK YOU! I decided that since I already had the two separate switches that I would just rewire it the way it was... Well the fan crashed down because the 24 year old plastic fan box cracked and started a fire...

    No just kidding...

    I did replace the old plastic fan box with a metal one that screws between the joists.

    Also since there were two switches and I have easy access to the attic I went ahead and pulled the 14/2 out and replaced with 14/3. Now all my colors match with the exception of the jumper if that is the right word from the hot to the fan switch. The one white is hot but I marked it with an extra piece of black tape and colored part of the wire black with a sharpie.

    My ground is now truly a ground. I want to especially thank MN12, NUDS, and 635G for advice. I learned a new way thanks to MN12 to use my multi-meter and am especially glad I changed out that fan box. The plastic was very brittle!

    I also went ahead and replaced the light switch since I had it out and now I really like the "positive snap" when I flip it on and off.

    So here is a picture of the new wiring plan. I know to you professionals it doesn't look pretty but everything is tight and taped to overkill so nothing should come loose.

    Thanks again, this is an awesome website with such a wealth of knowledge on just about anything a guy would want to know!


    Scott



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    mixer Well-Known Member

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    The hard part is stuffing all the wires and wire nuts back into the box and the last to go in is always the most difficult.


    Eric
     
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    noknock1 Active Member

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    You are correct Sir!
     
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    noknock1 Active Member

    Joined:
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    Just wanted to give everyone who gave me advice a big THANK YOU! I decided that since I already had the two separate switches that I would just rewire it the way it was... Well the fan crashed down because the 24 year old plastic fan box cracked and started a fire...

    No just kidding...

    I did replace the old plastic fan box with a metal one that screws between the joists.

    Also since there were two switches and I have easy access to the attic I went ahead and pulled the 14/2 out and replaced with 14/3. Now all my colors match with the exception of the jumper if that is the right word from the hot to the fan switch. The one white is hot but I marked it with an extra piece of black tape and colored part of the wire black with a sharpie.

    My ground is now truly a ground. I want to especially thank MN12, NUDS, and 635G for advice. I learned a new way thanks to MN12 to use my multi-meter and am especially glad I changed out that fan box. The plastic was very brittle!

    I also went ahead and replaced the light switch since I had it out and now I really like the "positive snap" when I flip it on and off.

    So here is a picture of the new wiring plan. I know to you professionals it doesn't look pretty but everything is tight and taped to overkill so nothing should come loose.

    Thanks again, this is an awesome website with such a wealth of knowledge on just about anything a guy would want to know!


    Scott



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    mixer Well-Known Member

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    The hard part is stuffing all the wires and wire nuts back into the box and the last to go in is always the most difficult.


    Eric
     
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    noknock1 Active Member

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    You are correct Sir!
     
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