I'd be concerned that if you wired the switch wrong, maybe you wired
something else wrong too and the case could be hot, etc.
I'd be *really* careful when I started troubleshooting.
Keep one hand in your pocket.
I'd also respectfully suggest that someone that doesn't have the basic
skills to figure out why a switch doesn't turn off the fan should not
be screwing around doing this job. You should have a sufficient
grasp of the basics before attempting any job. Without sufficient
skills, who knows what other unsafe conditions may have been created.
I'll remember to my dying day the words from a Brit professor while we
were tooling away in a "rotating electrical machinery" lab messing
around with three phase motors and generators.
He said, "You men will never be real engineers until you learn to 'take
Friend of my Dad's tells how one time he was working on a
light socket. Reached in to grab it with pliers, and got a
rap. Reflexively threw the pliers across the room. Cursed a
bit, and explains later he'd never expected to take a rap.
He was in a plane crash in world war two, and had literally
two wooden legs, below the knee. Figured that was insulation
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