I have a web page too, but I still find it easier to post temporary
stuff like screenshots at tinypic. Tinypic works for people that do
and people that don't use their web page.
Also, you don't have to worry about how long to leave a temporary pic
on your web site.
OK, That is a clear picture. The way I would see it is that the wire
that passes through the box is the fan. So your power is coming from
below. Basement or from someplace in the wall. I suppose in the wall.
So, if there is no voltage at the switch the problem is to find out
where that wire goes, the one that goes down from the switch.
At this point a map of all the outlets in the house would be useful. I
have such a thing posted inside my breaker box. I went through all the
breakers, turning them off one at a time and made a map of all the
outlets and lights and which breaker controls them.
You could do that now and perhaps find out what outlets are controlled
by the fan (light?) breaker.
That double set of wires must have been installed at the same time.
Normally there would be just the one set running through the switch.
I've given up on this and called an electrician.
I'll post back here afterwards so anyone who's
curious can see what it was.
The map/list of outlets/breakers is a must for the future-
The ceiling fans I have seen have 4 wires, black (hot for fan), white
(neutral), blue (hot for light), and green (ground). Both fan and
light use the same wire for neutral. You would not be able to connect
fan and light to separate circuits without creating a potentially
Taking the fan out would be the next step. It is much easier to take
down with the blades off. Mark them so you can put them back in the
same place. If you change them around you could get a balance problem.
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