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Electrical Question from Curt about Ceiling Fan Switch Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan Switch and Outlet: To wire an outlet from the power which is supplied to a ceiling fan the incoming power source to the switch box must be identified and verified that there is a neutral available as well as the hot and the ground.

Ceiling Fan Switch Wiring

Electrical Question: I have a 15 amp switch for the ceiling fan with 4 wires going to it.

Received from Curt a Homeowner in Wisconsin.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Curt.

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan Switch and Outlet

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be replaced.
Precaution: Identify the ceiling fan and outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional outlet electrical wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

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