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Question by Joe
Submitted on 9/9/2003
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How do you get wiring to new ceiling fan from wall switch controlling wall outlet?

Answer by jfalbanese
Submitted on 10/5/2003
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run a wire from the switched outlet to the fan box. at the fan connect white to white. and black to black. if you have a light kit with the fan also connect the blue wire to the black wire. at the outlet without changing any of the existing wires connect black to black, and white to white.


Answer by Lisa
Submitted on 11/17/2003
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I have just moved into an apartment in Orange County, California. Upon moving in, I noticed a ceiling fan hung from a ceiling with its power cord hung externally in a swag using what appears to be regular lighting wire approx 18-22 AWG. In addition, this is not in anyway grounded. Is this a violation of electrical code? I believe it to be and after meeting the manager, I don't doubt it. I would appreciate your comments.


Answer by Fan of yours
Submitted on 9/14/2005
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Swag installations are very common. Enjoy the damn thing :)


Answer by EE
Submitted on 4/8/2006
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The NEC allows no size smaller than #12AWG wire to be used on a 20A circuit breaker.  For a 15A circuit breaker the NEC allows no less than #14AWG.  #18AWG is very small and is only ideal for speaker wire.


Answer by rylee40454
Submitted on 10/21/2006
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I recently purchased an older home with a 3 switch fan in our bedroom. top switch is labeled - lamp, second switch is - fan, bottom switch is labeled - power. the fan and light work erratic and the fan goes into hyperdrive!! If I replace the fan and light assy. with a new one, how do I convert it to a single on/ off switch?  


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