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Old 12-26-2011, 02:26 PM  
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>[QUOTE=kok328;65519]The hot side has 2 black wires under 1 hot screw >and a yellow wire under the other hot screw. I don't know which side is >switched and which side is constant hot.


correct - I am attachin a diagram how it looks like

https://picasaweb.google.com/107560870018816768514/Desktop?authkey=Gv1sRgCJOXgaC2uITjNw#5690546020282 010946

the side with black wires is constant hot (A, B, G H)

>>Attach your fan hot wire into the back of the outlet in the stab in hole.

yes but which letter ? E ?


>The neutral has 1 white wire in the back of the oultet in the stab in hole >and 2 white wires under the screw.
>Attach your fan neutral wire into the back of the outlet in the stabe in hole.

I think you mean C ?

>If this is not the switched half of your outlet, then attach your fan neutral >under the screw.

>However, what I would do is group all the hots for the top half of the outlet >under a wire nut with a pigtail and attach the pigtail to the top hot screw >of the outlet.

got it. I will do that and connect all to H

>Then group all the neutrals for the top half of the outlet under a wire nut >with a pigtail and attach the pigtail to the top neutral screw of the outlet.

got it. I will do that and connect all to B


>Repeat this procedure for the bottom half of the oulet, hot & neutral. >Include your fan wires in wire nut grouping that is the switched power.

now ...if I connect white wire from the fan to D and black wire from the fan along with the yellow to F ...and when I want to flip the circuit braker I hear alarm sound. please note one bridge is broken ....

..does it matter if I place the black wire into E (hole) or under the screw F ?

ohh boy..thanks a lot. yes I am going to pull permit .. it is not only this i need to work on .. I have plumbing problems and will need to replace all the sheetrock from one flooded room as well...lots of work ..



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Old 12-26-2011, 04:53 PM  
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Oh I see, your neutral bridge is not broke. This makes it a little easier. Group all you neutrals and attach it to screw B or D (avoid using the stab in hole whenever possible).
All you have to do now is determine whether the top or bottom of the hot side is switched or unswitched and attach the hot wire for your fan to the screw for switched H or F.
Again, aviod using the stab in hole whenever possible.
What do you mean by alarm sound?
Only group the hots by switched and unswitched and reattach them to the respective screws.



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Oh I see, your neutral bridge is not broke. This makes it a little easier. Group all you neutrals and attach it to screw B or D (avoid using the stab in hole whenever possible).
All you have to do now is determine whether the top or bottom of the hot side is switched or unswitched and attach the hot wire for your fan to the screw for switched H or F.
Again, aviod using the stab in hole whenever possible.
What do you mean by alarm sound?
Only group the hots by switched and unswitched and reattach them to the respective screws.
Ok got it. Yes. This is what I did last time .. I attached all neutrals to B and D and then I attached hot from the fan to F. then once I flipped the braker I heard the alarm sound. The part of the outlet that is connected to the yellow wire is live only when I flip the switch on the wall. Ok so I will take all the wires from the holes and will connect them to the screws instead (maybe this is what caused the problem) - will keep you posted what happened - thanks a lot !!
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So how were you able to run the conduit from the existing box to the new ceiling fan?

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So how were you able to run the conduit from the existing box to the new ceiling fan?
yep - all working just fine, fixed it last nite - thanks for the help. the box is all cramed with wires though. got another project ...previous owner forget to put regular power outlets in the bathroom ..there are just 2 switches for lite and ceiling fan..so i will need to put GFCI and jump the switches using extra cables from the new GFCI I will put


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