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I'm tapping into my wiring for my ceiling fan, that was installed when my house was built 3 1/2 years ago. The fan is controled by a couple of switches. One controls the light one controls the fan.


* In my ceiling were the fan was I have the following wires: Red, Black, White, Copper. I know the Black is HOT, White is Neutral, Copper is GROUND. But what is the Red one for? Is that the second HOT wire?



* If the Red wire is a HOT wire too, I'm only going to use the Black, white and copper wires for my projector outlet. What do I do with the Red wire? I can't leave it bare, can I? Do I disconnect it from the out on the switch?
 

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Yes black & red are hot, one controls the light & the other the fan. Disconnect at the switch. Just put a wire nut on each end to stub the wire.


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Mark
 

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Yes black & red are hot, one controls the light & the other the fan. Disconnect at the switch. Just put a wire nut on each end to stub the wire.


Cheers,

Mark

Thanks. Will do. I just finish fishing the romex about 6 feet.
Well. I'm about to make my connections and then give it a try.


I'll post some pics late tonight. I have a birthday dinner in about 2 hours. For a friend of ours not for me.
 

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My projector outlet is connected to the fan switch.


Now I'm trying to connect a light fixture to the light switch.


I connected the Black from the light to the red from the switch.


I connected the copper wires from both (projector and light fixture) to the ground screw.



So what do I do with the white wire from the light fixture? Do I connect it to the other whites?
Simmilar to what I did with the copper wires.
 

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Yes the white (neutral) goes with the other whites.
 

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I think this is what your trying to accomplish.




Note: I have not shown grounds as hopefully you know they all need to be pig-tailed toghter in each both and connected to the grounds on the switch, recepticle & light.
 

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Yeah but I have 2 switches. One for the Light and One for the Projector. The switch for the Projector I bypassed so I don't have to worry about someone turning off my projector when their trying to turn of one of the lights on the same switch panel. (4 switches total) I took the Black coming into the switch and the one coming out of the switch and connected them together with a wire nut, bypassing the switch. Leaving the copper wire that was chained through the whole switch panel connected. That switch doesn't do anything now. I have constant power to the projector outlet.


Well I got it done last night when I got back from the restaurant. It worked on the first try. Both the projector and light.


Thanks for all the input. I love this site!
 
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