Ceiling fan Installation

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Old 04-03-12, 08:01 AM
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Ceiling fan Installation

I want to install a new ceiling fan in a room that has a wall switch that turns the receptacle outlet on and off. How do i wire the fan to the receptacle to work with the existing switch?
 
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Old 04-03-12, 08:34 AM
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1) Does power come in at the switch or the receptacle?
2) Is only half the receptacle switched?
3) When you install the fan do you want to have the receptacle always on?
4) Do you have access such as an unfinished attic above where you want the fan?
 
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there is a black and white wire going into the recptacle and the whole recptacle works with the switch. It really doesnt matter if the recptacle is always on or still works with the switch. and yes i do have an attic to access the wires going into the room. My thought was just to take 14/2 wire from the fan to the recptacle and attach the black to black and white to white and the grounds together.
 
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Old 04-03-12, 09:50 AM
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Is it easier to get the new cable to the receptacle box than the switch box? Because it would be a cleaner install, IMO, to move the hot wire for the receptacle from the switch to an always-hot splice and then switch the feed for the fan. All in the switch box.
 
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Old 04-03-12, 10:34 AM
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I agree with Nashkat1 the switch box would be better. First though just to verify at the switch do you have two black wires on the switch and a group of whites wire nutted together? Also do you have cable or conduit?
 
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