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Wiring a Ceiling Fan In An Older Home

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Installing a ceiling fan, My House was built in 1955. The current wiring is to turn the on off switch to power all the outlets…

Wiring a Ceiling Fan For An Older Home
Background: Kelly, a Handyman from Mason Mi

Question: Installing a ceiling fan with NO WIRING TO THE CEILING. MY House was built in 1955. The current wiring is to turn the on off switch to power all the outlets, this is a pain for alarm alarm clocks taped the on off switch to ON!!! What is the best way to wire the ceiling fan, and keep the outlet on all the time, or will I have to wire it with a NO SWITCH, Have to go up in the ATTIC to run the wires for ceiling fan down to the on off switch is, Hopefully I won’t tear up to much drywall to run the wiring, ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT. THANKS!!!!!!

Additional Comments: Reply would be great

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Kelly. I have provided the following links that lead to fully detailed information on this website that will assist you with your electrical question:
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Step-by-step pictures – Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide – Light and fan switch variations.

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2 Responses to “Wiring a Ceiling Fan In An Older Home”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Baban,
    The ceiling fan will have to be inspected for damage to the electrical wiring and all of the components. Unfortunately, lightning strikes can cause permanent damage to internal electrical wires and motor windings of a ceiling fan. If this is discovered by the inspection then the ceiling fan should be replaced. If lightning strikes are common in your area then you may consider installing lightening suppression and surge suppression as part of the electrical system.
    I hope this helps,

  2. baban says:

    There were lightning strikes to my home which caused the ceiling fan to stop working. How can I repair this fan by myself?