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Installing a Ceiling Fan With No Existing Wiring

How can I install a ceiling fan where there is no previous wiring? Can I wire the fan light to the existing switch which currently controls a wall outlet.

Wiring a Ceiling Fan

Electrical Question: How can I install a ceiling fan where there is no previous wiring?

I am installing a ceiling fan where there is no previous wiring. My question is, can I wire the fan light to the existing switch which currently controls a wall outlet (fan on always for pull chain op, light on switch)? Can I “double-up” on the switch so it still controls the wall outlet? Also, is the existing 20 amp circuit breaker sufficient, or needs upgraded? Thanks for your help.

This electrical question came from: Dean, from Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Additional Comments: Great information.

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

How to Wiring a Ceiling Fan to a Outlet

Application: Installing a Ceiling Fan.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and access to the ceiling fan.
Precaution: Identify the ceiling fan circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

Wiring a Ceiling Fan to a Switched Wall Outlet

Ceiling Fan Wiring
Ceiling Fan Wiring

How to Install Ceiling Fans and Wiring

Take the mystery out of ceiling fan wiring. Ceiling Fans are a great way to lower your energy bill and brighten up one of your favorite rooms.

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Installing a Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram #1
Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram #1 Explains Show the Wiring and Connections to the Fan and Switches

Installing a Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram #2
Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram #2 Explains Show the Wiring and Connections to the Fan and Two Switches



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