Ceiling fan - NO light fixture in ceiling

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Old 05-22-11, 07:58 AM
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Ceiling fan - NO light fixture in ceiling

Is it possible to install a ceiling fan in a ceiling that has no light fixture? I've a small one-bedroom; bedroom and living-room are adjacent. They have wall fixtures but no ceiling fixtures. Windows all face North-West and a park, so I get hot afternoon to sunset sun. Air-conditioner in bedroom, but living-room does not cool enough. Ceiling fans in both rooms would help, but don't know how to install without existing ceiling fixture. Help? Thanks!
 
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Old 05-22-11, 08:04 AM
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Is there an unfinisfed attic above the rooms?
 
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Old 05-22-11, 08:10 AM
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A way simple scope of work is to find a source of power. Decide how many and where you want the switches. Install a fan rated box to support the fan.
 
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Old 05-22-11, 08:21 AM
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If it is an apartment, don't attempt the work. Your liability would be too great. Contact the resident manager or owner to have them perform the work. If they ok the work in writing, I would use a surface mounted raceway such as Quest FWH-12411 Surface Mount Raceway 1" x 48" White. They can be removed and the holes patched when you move out.
 
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No. This is an apartment. Can't wire inside walls.
 
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Old 05-22-11, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by darcy View Post
No. This is an apartment. Can't wire inside walls.
Then Chandlers suggestion is best. use surface race.
 
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