I recenlty moved into a house that had a ceiling fan in one room -- the fan had a cord that ran down through the ceiling and plugged in to an electrical socket that was controlled by a switch.
Well, this looked horrible, and I MUCH prefer a light on my fan -- so I bought a fan/light kit, and set to work re-wiring.
I already know I wired it wrong -- I assumed the fan would use a common "hot" wire, (black?), when it usues a common neutral wire (white?). Wiring it up under this assumption, I ran a source wire down to a pair of switches, and ran two pairs of wires down to the switches as well (I didn't have any 3 wire cable, so I ran two two wire sets) I tied all the black together, and split the white from the source and attached it to the switches. On the fan side, I again tied all the black together, and put one white to the blue wire on the light, and one white to the wite wire on the fan.
Nothing happens. Now, as I said, I realized just now that I should have all the white wires tied together, NOT black. However, from the standpoint of the fan, with the switch closed, shouldn't this work? Ignoring the light, it has a hot black to black, and white to white -- shouldn't it run, even if the light doesn't?
I want to fully understand what I did wrong before I try to fix it. . . advice?
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