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Ok i have a problem. we are add a fan and a light kit t the ceiling. the builder olny put one light in a corner. the light switch is a sing. and we are putting in a duble. we have to run a wire from fan to switch. we had 3 sets of wires now we have four in the switch box. (fan,light in corner,rec.,and home run line. from a single switch to a double. how do i hook up

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Home run and rec wire together with a jumper to one side of each switch. black wire to corner light goes to other side of switch 1, black wire of fan goes to other side of switch 2

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