Ceiling fan on a switch

Old 02-01-23, 08:15 AM
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Ceiling fan on a switch

I'm trying to help my mother out to fix a couple of bedrooms up and I've noticed that in one bedroom the ceiling fan is wired to an electrical outlet and then that wire is ran up the wall to the ceiling fan. It's an older home 1980 model. I know that code will probably say I need to run electrical through the wall up to that ceiling fan but I don't think that's an option here as this is a double-wide trailer and I don't really have access. What else can I do to keep that wire safe and out of the wall.

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Old 02-01-23, 10:11 AM
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Install some conduit/raceway.
Old 02-01-23, 01:00 PM
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You can run the wiring on the surface like Stickshift mentioned. There are systems specifically for this situation and are available at most home centers. There is a U shaped track you screw to the wall. Lay your wire inside then snap on the cover. They also have corner pieces for where the floor and ceiling meet.

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