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savatreatabvr 10-18-2013 06:46 AM

Ceiling Fan Installation?
Some ceiling fans in my house have 12/2 Romex ran to them and some fans have 14/3 Romex ran to them. Why the extra conductor to certain fans?

nealtw 10-18-2013 07:25 AM

The 3 wire will allow you to have control of a light and fan seperately.

kok328 10-18-2013 08:46 AM

and sometimes, they just grab whatever wire they have for a short run but, most likely forward planning like nealtw says.

MattElectrician 10-23-2013 07:20 PM

Someone might of replaced a light with a ceiling fan. Technically ceiling fans should have rated boxes.

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