How to Install a Dual Ceiling Fan & Light Dimmer Switch

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Installing a dual ceiling fan and light dimmer switch requires you to get up close and personal with your electrical box. Install a dual ceiling fan and light dimmer switch with help from a Foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and today I'm going to talk to you about how to install dual ceiling fans to a light dimmer switch. For this job we'll be using a battery powered drill, wire nuts and electrical tape. So here we have our electrical box. We have our power coming in from the breaker box into this which we have our light dimmer switch and our ceiling fan switch. Here we have our power coming in and on the power going out to the ceiling fans we've used a three strand wire which means we have a white wire, a black wire and a red wire and a ground wire. So we've hooked our two grounds coming from our fan wire which is our three strand wire and our power coming in which is a two strand wire. We've hooked our grounds together and into each switch then with our black wire coming in we've gone ahead and put jumpers on there so that way we have power going to this switch and this switch and then we've hooked our red wire here so that way the power here controls the power for your lights on your ceiling fans and with our neutral wire we've just hooked them together because they don't have to be hooked up to anything in the switches and then we'll run our wires through the walls and the ceiling over to our first ceiling fan. As you can see we've hooked our red wires to our blue wire. The blue wire controls the lights to your fan. The red wire controls the switch which controls the lights. Next, we've hooked all our black wires together which is the motor for the fan blades, helps turn them. So we've hooked all those together and then we've hooked our neutrals together from this fan to the wire and then also we've hooked all that over another wire to our second ceiling fan and here you just do the same thing, your whites go together, your blacks go together and your blue goes to your red which is your lights. That way when you turn your power on from your switch, the red wire carries the power to your lights only. There's your dimmer switch. The black wire controls the fan motors so when you flip that switch on you can control your fan motors, that way your fan blades aren't controlled by your dimmer switch. And then before you button everything up I like to put some electrical tape on the wire nuts and over the switches too for the box that way as you are pushing it in, it doesn't come in contact with anything. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors. Thank you for watching. Good luck with this project.

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