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matthews

12:24PM | 12/08/03
Member Since: 12/07/03
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I am wanted to hook a celing fan in my living room we have no celing light fixtures at all but there is a switch on the wall where i could be wired. above my living room is a bedroom. i have seen it done where there is a attic but not where there is a room above it can this be done?

Tom O

01:27PM | 12/08/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
Yes, this certainly can be done. Be prepared to spend sosme money, though.

Ask around your area to find an electrician that is familiar with re-wiring houses. This is not a job for a beginning electrician or one that has little or no experiance in doing this type of work.

There are two choices on how to do this job. Cut into your ceiling or remove some of the floor upstairs. How your house is built and the location of the existing switch will determine how this job is accomplished.

Tom

hcbph

11:38AM | 12/13/03
Member Since: 09/25/03
47 lifetime posts
Hanging the fan is the easy part, wiring it will be the problem.

There's a bracket you can get at your home supply that will work. It has spiked ends and a screw-out center section. One end is clockwise while the other is counter-clockwise. You screw it out between 2 ceiling joists till the spikes embed in the joists. There's a u bolt that bolts the electrical box to the adapter. That's all it takes to hang it, now you have to get the electrical to it.

I had a similar situation, and that's the hardware I used. I also had to open up a endwall for something else so I ran the electrical at that time.

Good luck.

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