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Old 04-02-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hello - On my list of projects is to install ceiling fans in our bedrooms. I have a attic I can access so the installing of them is not the issue. Itís getting power to them.
Our house was built in 1969 and the wiring is somewhat all over the place meaning it is not your standard white, black, and maybe red. Itís purple in some places with a splash of orange here and there etc...
My other concern is where should I draw or tap into existing circuit in the attic and not put too much drain on that circuits that are running to other things? We are planning on fans with no lights and I want to use a remote instead of switch.
Can anyone please suggest how I should approach this?

Thank you in advance

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I'm located in northeast Ohio. In westlake
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:52 PM   #4
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The fan will draw very little current. Very little. Sounds like you have conduit in your house. Is that correct, and must you use conduit for the new ceiling box for the new fan? You have no current ceiling fixture, right? You need to install the box, wiring and fan? What do you see in the attic? Any junction boxes available?
Please answer these questions so we can help further.
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If BX cable is the same as conduit then yes I have that running through my house. Correct there is no current ceiling fixture. Yes I need to install the box, wiring and fan.

In the attic there is a junction box and off that one goes to a attic fan. A light switch and light. Plus there are 2 larger bx cables coming out and down into the walls. There is also a box with a plugs that one of the bathroom fans is plugged into.

Please let me know if there is anything other information needed.

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