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  • Jul 15, 2007, 12:29 PM
    kurta1johnson
    Installing a light kit on a ceiling fan where a switch enables both fan and light
    I have a Hampton Bay ceiling fan with three wires emerging from the top: white, black, red, and green. Presently the white, black, and green are hooked up to a switch and the fan works fine. The red is capped. The fan also has a chain which I intend on keeping on the medium setting indefinitely.

    Emerging from the fan's light housing are two wires, black and white. If I follow the black wire into the housing, I can see a red wire as its source. I tested the black and white wires from the light housing with a multimeter and using ACV and there is no current. Based on all this, I presume the red wire from the top of the fan that is capped is what powers the light. There is a chain for the light which I intend on keeping "on" indefinitely.

    I'd like a single wall switch to turn on the fan and the light simultaneously. If from the top of the ceiling fan, I connect the black and red wire together to the black from the ceiling, will I accomplish what I set out to do in a safe manner. I'm a little reluctant to just test it for fear that I'll fry something.
  • Jul 15, 2007, 12:38 PM
    Stratmando
    You can tie your red and black from fan to ceiling black, both will be switched together.
    You can turn either off by pull chain.
  • Jul 16, 2007, 08:24 PM
    ceilingfanrepair
    You both are correct.

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