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Adding a Wall Switch for a Ceiling Fan


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a Switch for a Ceiling Fan as Explained with Easy to Understand Wring Diagrams

Wall Switch Wiring for a Ceiling Fan

Question: Our landlord added a room and put in a ceiling fan, but didn’t wire it to a wall switch, they said they lost a wire in the wall, so instead they put in a wall socket. Can I run a wire from the ceiling fan down to the wall plug and install a regular light switch?

This electrical question came from: Richard, a Homeowner from Wittmann, Arizona

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Richard.

How to Wire a Switch for a Ceiling Fan

Richard, wiring for a wall switch for the ceiling fan can be added as long as it is done according to code. A competent electrician could most likely locate the wiring that has been lost.

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