05:31PM | 06/25/01
Member Since: 06/24/01
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My fixture box has a white, red, black and copper wires. The white and red wires were hooked up to the existing light fixture and the black was capped. I had the fixture wired for a ceiling fan so there are two switches on the wall. I assume the black (capped wire) is for the other switch?

The ceiling fan I purchased has a white, black and blue wire. The directions indicate the black and blue wire is to be connected to the black (this case red) wire. In order to use the other switch for the fan only, do I hook the blue wire (on the fan) to the capped black wire in the box?

Please advise. Thank you.


08:23AM | 06/26/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
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Sounds like you've got it right. Except, I believe the blue is usually for the light fixture and the black (in the fan unit) is for the fan. They're usually marked somewhere. The significance of which is which is only important if you decide to put a dimmer on the light.
Either way, one is for the fan and one is for the light.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited June 26, 2001).]



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