Installing Ceiling Fans Without Existing Wiring

In the summertime, Lauterborn Electric gets calls to install a lot of ceiling fans. Most of the time there is no existing wiring or junction box where the customer wants to install a ceiling fan.

Installing From Scratch

The most common new installs go in bedrooms. The process of installing a ceiling fan from scratch can differ depending on conditions. If there is already good wiring at the switch in the bedroom it is just a matter of getting a wire from that box to a ceiling fan rated box.

Most of the time this requires making holes to get around framing. Installations in drywall ceilings are easier than plaster ceilings. A proper ceiling fan rated junction box should always be used. The pictures in the gallery below show different stages of the install process.

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Ceiling Fan Installation Photos