Old 04-14-03, 07:51 AM
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I want to install a ceiling fan in one of the bedrooms. There is no ceiling light there now. there is a wall switch that turns on and off a wall outlet. I want to be able to tie into that same electrical line to power the ceiling fan. Can this be done by splicing into the wall switch line itself? If not how do I do this without having to do alot of extra work?

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Old 04-14-03, 07:56 AM
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What does the switch control now?
Do you want to use the same switch to control only the new fan only or the other devices also?
How many wires are in the box where the current switch is?
Old 04-14-03, 09:42 AM
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This is a common change. So much so that this web site is devoted to just this topic. It is usually best to run the cable from the ceiling to the switched receptacle rather than to the switch.

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