Adding Ceiling fan...

Reply Sun 3 May, 2020 09:11 am
I'm trying to add a ceiling fan to my garage. There is a light near where I want to go, so I figured I could tie in to the wiring for the light, but the ceilings are 18' and the fan has a switch and I'm not 100% sure how to properly wire this. My thought is to tap in to the wiring of the light and split that...1 going back to the light, the other going to the ceiling fan switch. Then I'd run from the ceiling fan switch to the ceiling fan. Would that work? I was told by a friend I should NOT have a switch run off another switch, but he didn't explain why. I could also run the fan straight in to the breaker box as it's right in the area of the garage I'm working, but have never added a breaker before and not sure I feel comfortable doing that. Would the wiring scenario I mentioned work and be safe?
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2020 09:50 am
If the fan has a light on it, why not replace the light fixture with the fan?
Reply Sun 3 May, 2020 12:19 pm
Fan doesn't have a light or that's exactly what I would have done.
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2020 01:10 pm
Either you would need to leave the fan switch on at all times and rely on the switch for the light to run it or not or else get a different feed to the fan.
Reply Tue 5 May, 2020 03:01 pm
Thanks...that's kind of what I was thinking. The fan has 4 speeds so I'd hate to only utilize 1 by using the existing light switch...so I'll mostly likely look in to adding a new circuit for the fan.
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