Electrical Wiring Help

27 July, 2003 Ken Editorial & Discussion

Anyone…

I am looking for a good site that will help with a wiring solution I will need shortly. I have done the normal GOOGLE searches for the particular problem, but I am not getting the results I want.

I am trying to install two ceiling fans in my kids rooms. :angry: I understand what I have to do, but the part I am having trouble with in particular is where to tap into the electrical.

I need to install an electrical outlet box in the ceiling in each room. Not a problem! I understand where to put it, how to hang the box betwenn the joists, and how to put up the fan. But, I need the power source. I know that I want the fan to operate from the light switches. The lights switches currently power a wall outlet in each room.

SO! My question is, do I try to tap my wire into the Light Switch box, or into the Power Wall Outlet that is controlled by the current switch? My thought is the latter. That way the switch will then turn the fan on when it is engaged.

Any thoughts or pointers would be appreciated.

Thanks!

KuJo

Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Electrical Wiring Help”

  • admin says:

    Originally posted by KuJo@Jul 26 2003, 10:56 PM Dude, I am never sure when is good for you for me to stop over. I don't like to intrude! But, if you give me some advance warning, I can plan. (Can you say Anal! :unsure: ) …

    We're not anal, we're just domesticated. 😉

  • Anonymous says:

    Dude, I am never sure when is good for you for me to stop over. I don't like to intrude! But, if you give me some advance warning, I can plan. (Can you say Anal! :unsure: )Next time we do a practice, let me know if you want me to stop over after…and I'll plan to come over for an hour or so.Cool? 😀

  • admin says:

    :blink: Maybe we should put this message in the “Not Our Problem Forum” <_< Seriously, I don't think you put in a usual electrical box, at least not one for an “outlet”. The wiring is up there somewhere, but if you don't have schematics or wire-sensing equipment, you may as well take down the ceiling and go from there.BUT, the smartest thing to do would be to ask a contractor! :rolleyes: Next time you're over, we can look through the “Do-it-yourself” book I've got. Hey, wait! You NEVER come over … what's up with that?


Powered by http://wordpress.org/ and http://www.hqpremiumthemes.com/
Log in here!