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How to Use a Switched Outlet for a Ceiling Fan

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How can I wire a ceiling fan from a wall switch that controls a wall plug? Wiring a Ceiling Fan from a Wall Switch that Controls an Outlet, Wiring Switches for a Ceiling Fan and Light.

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan from a Wall Outlet

Electrical Question: How can I wire a ceiling fan from a wall switch that controls a wall plug?

Please advise. Thanks,

Additional Comments: Great!
This Ceiling Fan Wiring Question came from Barry, a Handyman from Springfield, Virgina.

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

Wiring for a Ceiling Fan from a Wall Switch

Application: Wiring a Ceiling Fan from a Wall Plug.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed 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 switched outlet wiring and the proposed location for the ceiling fan.
Precaution: Identify the switched outlet circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring for a ceiling fan should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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