Replacing on light fixture with a ceiling fan


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Old 02-19-16, 06:43 AM
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Replacing on light fixture with a ceiling fan

I have a room that has 2 lights fixtures on the same switch. It is actually a 3 switch. A switch at the top of stairs and a switch at the bottom of the stairs.

I would like to replace one of the light fixtures with a ceiling fan / light combo. One that has a remote control.

My question, is there a way to wire this up so I have power to the ceiling fan, but the other light fixture is turned off?

Appreciate and help or advice.
 
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Old 02-19-16, 07:30 AM
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You need to install a separate source of 120 vac power for the fan/light combo via a new switch (remote control). If the current light location (for the fan/light combo) is not the last light on the circuit, you will have to reconnect the black and white wires in the junction box after removing the light. You will also have to run a new cable from the old lamp junction box to the new switch (remote control). Hope this helps.
 
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Old 02-19-16, 08:46 AM
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@beelzebob - thanks for you quick response. That is what I thought, but was hoping for another way to save me pulling wire.
 
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Old 02-19-16, 10:36 AM
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Not to put a damper on things,but the box for the new fan must be fan rated.
 
 

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