Old 04-14-03, 07:51 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

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?

thanks Kyle123
Sponsored Links
Old 04-14-03, 07:56 AM
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: welland ontario
Posts: 7,565
Received 249 Votes on 219 Posts
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
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: United States
Posts: 18,497
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
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.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: