Can I run Another Switch Off of the Existing Switch to Control the Ceiling Fan?
I am putting in a ceiling fan and there is an existing switch on the wall that controls the recessed lighting in the ceiling.
Electrical Question from David about Ceiling Fan Wiring
Received from David a Handyman in Antioch Ca
Question: I am putting in a ceiling fan and there is an existing switch on the wall that controls the recessed lighting in the ceiling whereÂ it is at the end of the run and has 12-2 wire I want to know if I can run another switch off of the existing switch to control the ceiling fan.
Thanks for your electrical question.
Hi David – Sure you could install a second switch however you would have to understand that the second switch will not have power if the first switch is in the off position.
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