Attempting to Wire a ceiling fan with no preexisting ceiling fixture...

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Old 08-11-13, 05:42 PM
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Attempting to Wire a ceiling fan with no preexisting ceiling fixture...

So here is my current scenario: There is no ceiling fixture. The switch in the room controls both halves of one outlet. The outlet box has (3) 2-wires leading into it. Two neutral (white) wires are attached to the outlet on the silver side. The hot wires (black) are both pigtailed with the 3rd neutral wire and capped. The 3rd hot wire is connected to the outlet on the lower brass nut.
What I would like to do is to install a ceiling fan controlled by the existing switch and remove the interrupter from the outlet so it is constantly on. Is this feasible?

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Old 08-11-13, 05:51 PM
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You could have the receptacles all stay live and send power to the switch.

You would pull out the receptacle...... connect all three white wires together with an additional tail to go to the receptacle. Connect all three black wires together with an additional tail to go to the receptacle.

Install new receptacle.

Now you'll have 120v always live at the switch. You'll run your new fan line in there. Connect the whites together. The blacks will go to the switch.
 
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