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Another alternative is to run electrical wire from an existing light switch to the fan. In that manner, the light switch will control fan operation. You will need enough electrical wire to cover the span (the distance from the light switch, up the wall, through the attic, to the fan). De-install the ceiling fan and let it hang from the "hanger" provided by the manufacturer. Go in the attic and run one end of the wire through the hole left by the hanging fan. "Drop" the other end of the wire down the wall by the electrical switch and into the outlet box. Wire appropriately at both the switch and the fan.

This is a simple and clean installation.

AnswerIf you don't want to cut a hole in the wall, you can run the wire in conduit and screw a box on the wall. It will be ugly and utilitarian. If you want to install a switch like normal, you need to cut a hole in the wall.

As for the wiring, buy a book from the home center. They are around $20 and make great refrences when you can't remember the codes for a particular job. (Wiring a light to a switch is grade school science class material. If you don't know, you need to read a book on the subject.)

As stated above, you can surface mount either electrical conduit or wire/cable designed for exposed surface mounting and run into a switch box. Doing so will leave everything exposed... in other words, it won't be very pretty unless you like it that way.

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Q: If you have a pull chain light fixture in the ceiling how would you put up some kind of wall switch control to get rid of the chain and avoid cutting a hole in the wall?
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