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Old 10-18-2013, 06:46 AM  
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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?

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Old 10-18-2013, 07:25 AM  
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The 3 wire will allow you to have control of a light and fan seperately.

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and sometimes, they just grab whatever wire they have for a short run but, most likely forward planning like nealtw says.
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Someone might of replaced a light with a ceiling fan. Technically ceiling fans should have rated boxes.
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