Adding ceiling fan. Jumping power to switch ?

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Old 05-25-14, 09:39 AM
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Adding ceiling fan. Jumping power to switch ?

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I'm adding a ceiling fan to a room that currently has one switch powering 4 can lights.

The current switch has only 1 black, 1 white and 1 ground.

I'm planning on running a piece of 12/2 romex from the new ceiling fan location to the current light switch box.

The question is, how do I get the power from the existing light switch to the new switch powering the ceiling fan?

Can I create a jumper wire from existing light switch to new fan switch? If so, how?

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Old 05-25-14, 09:43 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

If the current switch location only has a single two wire cable there then what you have is a switch leg and you cannot tap power off there as there is no neutral.
 
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Can you recommend any options?
 
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Old 05-25-14, 10:00 AM
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Can you recommend any options?
Sure..... you need to go to a junction box where there is power.

If you have access to the ceiling above, like in an attic, you may be able to find out where the cans are connected to power.
 
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You are going to need to run some new cables.
 
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