03:14PM | 09/23/05
Member Since: 11/28/02
2 lifetime posts
Trying to install a new Minka aire ceiling fan with a wall controls. We have older wiring in our house. We successfully wired the ceiling fan to the transmitter and house wiring at the ceiling. However, the instructions for the wiring of the wall controls don't seem to match up with what we have. The wall controls have two black wires and a green wire. One of the black wires is labled for fan control and the other for power. Our box only has 1 black and 1 white wire. The instructions say not to connect either black wire to the white wire because it will cause fire and damage the wall control. The wall control controls both fan speed and light. One friend suggested connecting the wall control's two black wires to the house black wire and capping off the house white wire. Won't that create a short in the system? Would buying a handheld remote for this fan resolve any wiring problems. Any suggestions or explanations? Thanks.


03:33PM | 09/23/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
It sounds like you have a switch leg wiring

Where the power comes to the light fixture and then a switch leg is run to the switch.

That shows that the hot wire is the white and while not shown on the drawing it should be "remarked" by puttting color tape (any except white or green) on it at both ends.

However, the tape is often not used and often the wire colors are reversed.

You want to wire it like it shows in the drawing at the ceiling.

Then connect the control wire for the Power to the white wire (with the tape marking) and the control wire for the Fan to the black wire.



Post a reply as Anonymous

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


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

An affordable way to introduce color and pattern to your retro kitchen is with tablecloths, dish towels, and curtains. Opt... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... 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... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... 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... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon