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Removing a Light Fixture and Install a Ceiling Fan

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How can I replace my old ceiling light fixture with a new ceiling fan and light fixture?

Electrical Question from Dave

Question: How can I replace my old ceiling light fixture with a new ceiling fan and light fixture?
What are my options for using switches to control the ceiling fan and the lights separately?

This electrical question came from: Dave, from Auburn, California

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Dave’s Reply:
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2 Responses to “Removing a Light Fixture and Install a Ceiling Fan”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Shellie,
    When replacing a ceiling fan that was not controlled by a wall switch you may consider getting the same type ceiling fan with pull chains or purchase a ceiling fan with a hand held remote control, otherwise you will have to have a cable installed from the ceiling fan to a new wall switch. Take it from me, the handheld remote is the easiest solution which also provides the best control options, and some remote controls come with a wall mounted wall bracket.

  2. shellie says:

    I am replacing a ceiling fan that works with pull chains. The new ceiling fan doesn’t have the chains and comes with with a “wall mount remote”. I only have 1 wall switch in the room. It currently controls a lamp that is plugged into a wall receptacle. The wiring for the fan came from the attic. Is this a complicated job that only an electrician should do?