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Donna Jean 12-30-2008 10:44 AM

Full circuit breaker box
 
I want to put a ceiling fan in my family room on it's own circuit. The circuit breaker box is full. Is there a way to add a new breaker without having to add a second box? Thanks for any comments.

Donna Jean

speedy petey 12-30-2008 11:53 AM

If the panel accepts them you could use a twin (skinny, tandem, etc) breaker.

I must ask, WHY in the world would you want to put a ceiling fan on a dedicated circuit???

glennjanie 12-31-2008 09:57 PM

Welcome Donna Jean:
I have to agree with Speedy Pety, the fan doesn't need a seperate circut. But, perhaps you were thinking about a seperate switch and it just morphed into a breaker. A simple wall switch will do the job and, if you have a ceiling box already, there should be power to it and a switch on it. Many fans can be used on a dimmer switch if you want to get fancy.
Glenn


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