moving wire from outlet and installing a fan

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Old 05-11-06, 07:11 AM
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moving wire from outlet and installing a fan

i have 1 fan in my house in FL. I have a 2 bedrooms w/o a fan. i have a switch but it goes to an electrical outlet. i dont care about the outlet. can i disconnect the outlet fishthe wire uo and connect it to the ceiling. How would i get a wire to put a fan up there please help.
 
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If you install a fan that has a light you can do this. However, if the fan does not have a light then you are not allowed to disconnect the receptacle.

Code requires that the bedroom have either a switched light or a switched receptacle where a light can be plugged in.

As for running the wire, you either need to cut holes in the wall or you need to have access to the ceiling from above, such as from an attic.

Might I suggest that you read a good book or two on home wiring. The books will provide detailed information on running wires through existing walls and ceilings.

Then you can post back when you have specific questions and a plan in mind.
 
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Deleted, superfluous. And Bob's answer was more accurate anyway.
 
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Old 05-11-06, 01:23 PM
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i do have a attic can i piggyback on the wire?
 
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Old 05-11-06, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jpatz18
can i piggyback on the wire?
I do not know what this means.

Also, please use capitalization and punctuation as appropriate. It makes your posts easier to read and leads to less ambiguity.
 
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i do have a attic can i piggyback on the wire?
 
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