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I'm installing a ceiling fan with lighting kit. The fixture

Hi, I'm installing a ceiling fan with lighting kit. The fixture has 3 wires, blk,wh and ground, but the ceiling box has 4 wires, red, blk, wh and ground. I'm using 2 switches one for the light and the other for the fan. How to wire?

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I'm not knowledgeable about electrical things but since I'm

I'm not knowledgeable about electrical things but since I'm replacing a ceiling fan/light combo with another ceiling fan/light combo, I thought it would be straight forward. I have two 3-wire cables hanging from the ceiling. I believe one is the major electrical feed and the other was added later for a wall switch to the fan/light. I don't know how to wire the new fan with both cables.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: The house is about 50 years old. An electrician needs way too much money to come look at it.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I think that covers it.

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I bought 14/2 type NM- to hook up a ceiling fan, but it is

I bought 14/2 type NM-B to hook up a ceiling fan, but it is very stiff and near impossible to wrap around the screw connectors. Can I use the type of wire for lamps? The kind where instead of a solid wire there are strands?

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Ceiling fan works fine with remote control. The light does

Ceiling fan works fine with remote control. The light does not work. All bulbs have been replaced with new bulbs. What do I need to do ?????

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I wish to install a new junction box, in my attic, inline on

I wish to install a new junction box, in my attic, inline on an existing 120V line which runs to attic center then across span, then down exterior wall to wall outlet. From this junction box I will run a new line to a new ceiling fan box.Existing line to be cut...both ends will go to new junction box, then a new lead from junction box to new fan box.Do you see any problem with this. ?

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I have a Hampton bay 54 inch ceiling fan, Gossamer wind

I have a Hampton bay 54 inch ceiling fan, Gossamer wind series purchased and installed by me in July 2006. It has run continuously with no problems for ten years. Saturday it just quit running. Replaced the batteries in the remote although the existing batteries were still good. The remote "display" remained blank and the fan did not respond in any way except to click when I turned the power off. When I turned the power back on there was no response from the fan and the remote display has NOT come back on either. I'm guessing that it has reached it's end of life and something in the fan receiver has just quit. I'm also guessing that this is not something that would be worthwhile fixing or cannot be fixed and I should just get a new fan.

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I think I need a couple of relays to make this work, I will

I think I need a couple of relays to make this work, I will buy them and hand them off to an electrician to install. At church I need one bathroom exhaust fan to cover two side-by-side bathrooms. I can get above ceiling fans for this application. Each bathroom will have an in-wall occupancy sensor for the light and an output for the fan. The wiring to the fan ... that's where I think I need a couple of relays. The fan will be 120v and under 5 amps. When either bathroom calls for the fan it needs to be on. Only off when both are off. Will be all-new wiring. I need to do this because we are converting one bathroom into two and we only have one duct that runs to the exterior.

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Installing a ceiling fan. The fan has black and and light.

installing a ceiling fan. The fan has black and white for fan and light. black, white, red from house with 2 separate switches. How do I wire and still use both switches?JA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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We are installing a ceiling fan and the light will not work,

We are installing a ceiling fan and the light will not workJA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: okJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: i dont think soJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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