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Rick, Master Electrician
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Experience:  10 yrs as a electrician. Have my own company.
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3 of the bedrooms in our house dont have ceiling lights.

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3 of the bedrooms in our house don't have ceiling lights. The wall switches just control one of the outlets. I want to be able to install ceiling fans in the rooms. How difficult is it to do so?

Sparky :

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Sparky :

That all depends on how the house was wired. Do you have a attic access and is there enough space for you to crawl around in?

Customer: Yes. But there is a lot of insulation
Sparky :

Do you still want to keep the half hot receptacle working with the existing switch?

Customer: No
Sparky :

Depending on how your home was wired there may, or may not be a neutral wire in the box that the switch is in. You would need to remove the switch and take a look. Would you like to do that now, or would you like me to explain how to do it assuming there is a neutral wire there?

Customer: Lets assume there's a neutral wire... I don't need to know the steps... I just want to know if its difficult/ approximately how much time it should take
Sparky :

About 2 hours, including assembly and install of the fan with 2 people. It's not difficult. The worst part is being inside that attic, depending on the weather. Where I am at it's hot. If you live in a cool area, it's even easier.

Customer: Great, thanks!
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