Trying to add a switch to a ceiling fan


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Old 11-01-15, 07:48 AM
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Trying to add a switch to a ceiling fan

I have an interesting situation. I will try to give a picture of the current setup in the room. It is a bedroom in an old ranch house that obviously was not built with a ceiling fixture.

Switch on the wall controls one outlet in the room. It was initial thought that when they added the ceiling fan it was just ran off of this outlet. I assumed I would only need to run a 12-2 romex from the switch to the ceiling fan and have it so the switch would control both the outlet and the fan.

Upon me running the romex to attic I found that the ceiling fan is actually powered off of box in my closet that controls a closet light on a pull string.

How do I go about adding a switch that controls the ceiling fan? I dont mind the switch controlling the outlet, I just want a switch that controls the ceiling fan.
 
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Old 11-01-15, 08:00 AM
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I found that the ceiling fan is actually powered off of box in my closet
What ceiling fan..... do you mean switched receptacle ?

You will need to pull the switch out that controls the receptacle. Tells us what you see in the box for wiring and what's on the switch. Do not disconnect the wires from the switch yet and be sure to turn power off first.

No need to use 12-2 unless the existing wiring is #12.
 
 

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