More electrical help!!!

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  1. bfmgoalie

    bfmgoalie Veteran Member

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    Had a remote fan hooked up to the ceiling. It was attached to a black, white, red and ground wire. I want to replace it with a chandelier. The chandelier was wired to the black, white and ground. The chandelier operates with a wall switch. Can I just put a plastic cap and black tape on the red wire to isolate it? Is that safe?
     
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    That should be fine.
     
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    73 Z Veteran Member Gold Member

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    The red is usually means that circuit has 2 or more switch locations, But yeah as said just put a wire nut on it.
     
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    ^This^

    Just replacing some switches in my house. The red wire on the switch is for two locations. Instructions state for single location to wire nut the red wire. Even came with the wire nut(s).
     
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    In the case of a fan the red wire would not indicate a second switch. Fans typically operate with a hot to the light and a separate hot to the fan motor. Cap it off but do so at both ends.
     

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