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Posted by JT on May 29th, 1998 03:02 PM
In reply to ceiling fan wiring by Jeff H on May 29th, 1998 02:53 AM [Go to top of thread]

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LUIS, it may not be clear what Jeff means by 3
wires (there would have to be 4 plus grounds if
present). If the power for the receptacle comes to
the switch box with a switched leg going down to the
receptacle, then you can do what you want, but in
the more likely case where power goes to the
receptacle box with a switch leg running up to the
switch (may be two blacks, or a black and white
depending on the wiring method) then you are out of
luck. In the latter case, you will need to pickup
power somewhere and run a new switch leg down to the
switch box. You can then use the existing switch,
or install an additional one.
When you install the fan, be sure to use an electrical
box specificly designed and listed for fans; they
are readily available. Using as standard box would
be aginst code.

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