Heathkit made a stepping relay that gave fan & light control to an ordinary
light switch. When you first switched it on, only the light would be energized.
A quick flip off and then back on would energize both the light and the fan. A
third flip energized only the fan. Pretty handy!
Several years ago I installed a couple of the relays in the junction boxes of my
ceiling fans. One is failing and I can't find a source for a similar product.
I'm thinking about the X-10 unit, but don't know if it would suit my needs.
Another option is to install a section of 3/G Romex between the switch and fan,
but the fan is hung on a vaulted ceiling and access is very limited.
Does anyone make the equivalent of the Heathkit solution?