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Master Bedroom: wire for ceiling fan or chandelier?

Posted by BAVE (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 13, 12 at 16:47

We are in the framing stage of our home and we've yet to decide if we are going to opt for a ceiling fan or chandelier in the middle of the room. We would like a ceiling fan but the ceiling design (barrel ceiling) may look a bit odd with a fan if we decide we just cant live without one? If we decide to wire the ceiling for a light fixture, can it be easily converted to a ceiling fan? We are concerned as the attic space above the room is not accesable.


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RE: Master Bedroom: wire for ceiling fan or chandelier?

Pre-wire for the fan with two switches(1 for light and 1 for fan). Its so much easier to do now and you will have the option of doing a chandelier or fan!


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RE: Master Bedroom: wire for ceiling fan or chandelier?

I thought they were interchangeable?


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RE: Master Bedroom: wire for ceiling fan or chandelier?

They are interchangable and it can be done that way but if you just wire for a chandelier you won't have two seperate switches (1 for the light and 1 for the fan). There would only be one switch which would control the chandelier. If you switched to a ceiling fan afterward because you only have one switch, which would either control the fan or the light (not both), that would leave you having to purchase a fan with a remote control. If you pre-wire for a fan with two switches to begin with all of your options are covered up front. Hope I'm making sense! :)


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RE: Master Bedroom: wire for ceiling fan or chandelier?

I thought a fan box is heavier duty too so it can support the weight of a fan with a light, which can be heavier than a just a light.


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