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Installing a Ceiling Fan With No Existing Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I am installing 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

Wring a Ceiling Fan to a Switched Wall Outlet

Question: 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

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