Additional Circuit Wiring for a Ceiling FanPlanning the Ceiling Fan Power Source
Question from Buddy: I ran wire to a new fan, I have put in 3 wall switches, after all was done fan and light were fine, I buttoned every thing up and I turned it on and nothing worked, called a electrician friend of mine and he says that I have to come off another circuit for me to put a junction box up in the attic and come off the garage door opener. Any thoughts on this?
Buddy, the electrician may have identified that the wiring that was added came from a circuit that does not have enough capacity for the added electrical loads. If this is the case then the electrician is correct to recommend that a new circuit is required.
Wiring for Two Ceiling Fans, One SwitchCeiling Fan Wiring
Question from Daryl: I need a diagram for wiring two ceiling fans, to one switch.
Daryl, the cable leads to the first ceiling fan, then a second cable loops to the next ceiling fan.
Ceiling Fan Electrical Power Problem
Marianne, from Athens, Texas asks:
We have a 2 story home and the upstairs seems to have some kind of electrical problem. The house was built in 2001 and we purchased it in 2006. When we purchased the house we replaced all of the ceiling fans because the old ones did not seem to work properly. With the new fans (light kit included), the fans do not seem to turn fast enough on high speed. We used the exact same model and brand in our previous house and they worked great! There are four fans upstairs each one has the same problem. In addition to this, I have a computer that is located in the loft area of the upstairs. The original computer had major problems with running too slow so we purchased a new one which should have solved the slow speed problem. The new computer also runs very slow. I was wondering if there is something in the electrical system that could cause these problems.
The power source for the devices that you are describing should be tested to see if the voltage is correct. The electrical circuits which are providing the power to these devices should be inspected and tested by a qualified electrician.
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