Ceilling fan/light

Just bought an old house; a ceilling fan/light is connected to a single switch and that switch is controling the fan (not the light)
I would like that switch to controled the lights not the fan. Then I could even replace the switch with a dimer.
Problem: I don't have the installation instructions of that fan/light
Any suggestions or website where I could find an answer?
Den
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pull the fan down so you can access the wiring. There should be three or four wires going to the fan/light unit. The ones I've put up have usually had a white common, a green or bare ground, and a black and a blue. I think the blue was the hot to the fan while the black was the hot to the light. Regardless you should see one wire that is not connected to anything. That most likely is the wire you need to connect to a power source, while the other is the one you'll be disconnecting. Leave the white and ground connected as is and you should be in business.
Mark

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On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 02:35:21 GMT, "mwlogs"
Thanks Mark

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Don't they also sell a remote control device for ceiling fans? Might keep that in mind while rewiring things so as to have more options.

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On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 12:00:39 -0800, "Forrest"

I'll keep this option for that other fan that want to install in my garage where the ceiling is around 16 feet high.
Thank Forrest
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I just happened to have to go to Home Depot today so I hit the fan dept. They have a remote control for $30 that operates the light and fan independently. I think it dims the light as well as having a timer for them. Have fun.
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snipped-for-privacy@nomail.net says...

Most ceiling fans are the same, with some variations in the way they are mounted to the ceiling. As with all lights there is hot and neutral wire. Consider putting in a remote control unit. It splices between the power source and the wiring of the fan. It installs easily and then you have the best of both worlds. You don't have to get out of bed to pull the chain or use the light switch. They run about $ 35.00 at Home Depot
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