So the wife and I want to install a cieling fan.
The fan we have has the following wires: blue (light), black (fan,) white and ground.
The light fixture we're replacing has black, white, ground.
The black and white are controlled by three-way switches, there being three switches that will turn the light on or off.
We also have a fan control switch, which has black in, black out, and ground.
The light part, no problem. Blue to black, white to white, ground to ground, and the switch controls the light.
The original idea for the switch was some 14/2 cable wired as: ceiling black to 14/2 white (recoded for hot) to the black in on the switch, and black out on the switch to 14/2 black to ceiling fan black.
We then realized that thanks to the three way wiring, this would, of course, kill power to the fan whenever the light was turned off.
So, my current thinking is to jump a constant hot black from the light switch beside the ceiling fan switch to the black in on the ceiling fan, and black out on the ceiling fan switch to 14/2 black, to ceiling fan black. The 14/2 white would be capped with a marette and electrical tape on both ends.
My understanding, therefore, is that all of the three-way switches would properly control the light, that constant power would go to the fan switch, which then steps the current from off (0) to full (4) through to the ceiling fan, and out the common white.
Am I right thinking on this?