With only three wires inside your junction box and four wires connected to the ceiling fan; you may wonder what in the world to do with the fourth wire. Knowing what parts go where and in what order they install can lessen the chance of damaging the fan during the installation. Hold a noncontact voltage sensor next to the ceiling junction box. Do not touch the loose wires.
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Most common electrical cables include three conductors: For the light to be controlled by a switch that's separate from the fan, the wiring between the switch and the fan unit needs a fourth conductor, a red wire to carry the hot feed for the light kit. Turn off the circuit breaker at the breaker panel that provides power to the ceiling fan circuit. Test the wiring on the switches for the ceiling fan using a noncontact circuit tester to be certain that the power is off. Cut off 6 to 8 inches of outer sheathing from the electrical cable in the box in the ceiling where the fan is to be mounted using a utility knife. Install the ceiling fan mounting plate to the electrical box in the ceiling using the two mounting screws supplied in the ceiling fan kit and a screwdriver.
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For those with inadequate, single bulb lighting or lacking a light fixture altogether, adding a ceiling fan light kit offers a simple and inexpensive solutions to limited lighting. Where can I pick up a ceiling fan light kit? Can I do it myself? Adding a ceiling fan light kit is a relatively simple DIY project. All you need is a light kit and a Phillips head as well as a slotted screwdriver.