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Should I wire directly to the switch on the wall or should I run a wire directly to a power source in the attic…
Electrical Question from David about Ceiling Fan Power
Background: David, a Homeowner from Woodstock GA
[ad#block]Question: Bedroom has no light source on the ceiling. Switch on the wall works plugs for lamps. I’ve installed ceiling fan according to specs and now need to create a power source. Should I wire directly to the switch on the wall or should I run a wire directly to a power source in the attic? If attic which power source? Thank You
Thanks for your electrical question David. The power must be provided from a source that has a hot, neutral and ground wire. The source power must have available capacity for the added load of the ceiling fan and lighting. This must be verified with the possibility of providing power from a wall switch or any available circuits that may be accessible in the attic area.
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