my wiring to have two switches on the wall, one for the fan, one for the light. The current single switch has only a black and white wire going to the ceiling box. It is grounded.
1) Do I need to install a new box on the wall for the double switch? I've heard of a gang switch that groups two switches onto the space
normally used for a single switch. If not available, what's the best way to install a "double box"? Do I need to rip out some drywall to get at
the nails holding the single box to the stud, then replace with the double box?
2) I know I need a third wire at the ceiling fixture. Should I replace the 2-wire sheathed electrical cable with 3-wire, or can (should) I just run a seperate third
wire from the wall switch box to the ceiling box? If yes, what gauge wire?
3) How do I wire the switch box?
4) What have I missed?
I prefer not to burn my house down so I thought I'd ask some of the "experts". Thanks in advance for any help.
[This message has been edited by Dave Bless (edited June 16, 2000).]