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Experience:  Journeymen Electrician at Harvey's Electric Industrial Maintenance & Contracting Ltd.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

I'm here, go ahead.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No reading on 250 or 20 ACV
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
But it does light up a voltage tester.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

Your meter setting is at 4 o'clock on the dial 300ACV. The needle should go around half way and the scale used is the one marked 300V. If it would be easier you could authorize a phone call.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry for the delay, we're having a problem with the site. I'll get to you as soon as possible. Hang in there.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have 3 lines. 1 hot, 1 to a socket and the other to a switch. The switch is one line. I don't see how it is carrying a charge. I want to hook up my fan.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have 3 lines. 1 hot, 1 to a socket and the other to a switch. How do I a wire it for the switch to turn on the fan?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can you tell me please. I don't have $18 in the budget.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

The hot pair go to the receptacle, black to gold screw, white to silver screw.

Connect the white to the socket to the receptacle silver screw.

Connect the white to switch to gold screw on receptacle.

Connect short black jumper wire from gold receptacle screw to switch.

Connect black from socket to switch.

Connect all grounds together and to both devices.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
My fan mounting bracket has no gold or silver screw. There are 3 screws on it I guess that I can use. There are no grounds except on the bracket.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The socket and hot line are pig tailed together. The switch is by itself.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hello?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

As I understood you, the switch controlled the socket. If not, what is the socket and is there a light somewhere?

Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

Did you refer to the receptacle as a socket. If so, I'll need to amend the directions.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Switch controlled the light, where the fan is going. In the box is a hot line, socket line and switch line. No grounds.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Amend please.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

Black and white from the feed pair to receptacle.

Black jumper wire receptacle to switch -gold screw.

White from light to receptacle silver screw.

Black from light to switch.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The receptacle is the fan. The bracket for the fan has no gold or silver screws. The receptacle(fan) is the same as the light.3 lines. hot socket switch. The hot and socket are piggy tailed. Is that right.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Should they all be piggy tailed? I don' t understand how the switch line works without a direct current.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

In a fan the whites are connected together and if only one switch the other wires are connected together. I thought you were doing a wall box.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Say that again. No piggy tails needed. Just connect all the wires together?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Nevermind I have tried that already. Tripped the breaker.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I want another expert. No offense. We are just going nowhere.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

No problem. Stand by.

Expert:  Steven Parent replied 11 months ago.

Hello, what exactly are you trying to wire? and what box are all the wires in that you are working on?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have 3 lines. 1 hot, 1 to a socket and the other to a switch. How do I a wire it for the switch to turn on the fan?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It is for a ceiling fan. Replacing a light.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Anybody there?
Expert:  Steven Parent replied 11 months ago.

Ok, so you are just replacing an existing light with a new fan? All the wiring is in the ceiling box? You have an existing switch already?