COMMUNITY FORUM

BrianR

05:31PM | 06/25/01
Member Since: 06/24/01
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
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.

rpxlpx

08:23AM | 06/26/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
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).]

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even if you turn off your electronics whenever you're not using them, they continue to use energy until you unplug them. S... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2