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restez1963 11-12-2012 08:15 PM

ceiling fan wiring
hello has any sparky come across a brn color wire coming from the ceiling while wiring a remote cont ceiling fan. i always thought black hot green ground and white neautral and sometimes red another hot if fan and light are controled seperatly. I have a new fan has 1 blk with white stripe 1 blk 1 white
but in ceiling coming out and only a 3way switch i have blk wht grn and a brn
what is this brn ? if it was meant to be a hot it should be noted in this 80s home
The brn wire was wired to the blue light wire of old fan

JoeD 11-12-2012 10:39 PM

Conduit wiring?
Probably a second switched hot from the switch box so the fan and light can be controlled separately.

Wuzzat? 11-13-2012 07:13 PM

You can check what it is with a multimeter and incand. lamp and a known good ground. It's tedious but methodical.

nealtw 11-13-2012 07:52 PM

Pull the switch and see where it goes.

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