I am adding a ceiling fan to a room that had no ceiling light fixture at all. The room has a (2) three way switches (one on each end of the room) that control an outlet. my question is how do I wire the ceiling fan into the circuit?
hi, how are you going to control the fan?
I want to control it from the same Switch that controls the wall Outlet
so , do you want the wall outlet and the fan controled at the same time?
I think that may be the easiest solution. That is because this is a finished bedroom space and I am climbing around in an insolated attic. I'm not sure of my options...
the easiest way is to run new cables from the outlet to the new fan.
I'm not sure how to hook in to the outlet. this is because there are four wires hooked to the outlet of which one is red. this is clearly not the end of the run either.
is it typical to have just one of the two outlet recepticles wired to the switch?
yes and no for that question? what color are in the outlet?
2 blacks and 2 whites/
1 black, 1 red, two white
that good, just connect into then and run a new cable to the Ceiling Fan.
other thing to do is find that juction box in the ceiling and split cables. run new cable to fan and then new cable back to juction box to complete the circuit.
which pair do I hook to Red/ White or Black White?
any pair will do.
why is there a red wire hooked to the outlet for?
is it a double socket
what does "double socket" mean?
double outlet. here is a drawing of what the wires mean http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=us+wiring+diagram+for+outlets& ;hl=en&safe=off&biw=1080&bih=574&tbm=isch&tbnid=wglzjzztBQuJYM:&imgrefurl=http://www.justanswer.com/electrical/2hv6c-want-wire-following-diagram-from-source-to.html&docid=6m1NpaCcykPMFM&imgurl=http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ElectricDoctor/2009-09-02_161221_swithced_outlet_to_switch_to_outlet.JPG&w=863&h=576&ei=gFD6Tq-fI5O2hAewwI20DA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=761&vpy=108&dur=284&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=195&ty=111&sig=102294003916707476394&page=1&tbnh=105&tbnw=157&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:17,s:0
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