Ceiling fan 1st floor

Ok, I need a ceiling fan on the first floor of a room in a two story house. there is no light fixture where I want the fan. now i have been doing wiring (cable,phone etc) for about five years, but i cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to get romex to the ceiling of my first floor to install the fan, any ideas? all I can think of is removing drywall to do it. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Without seeing your setup, I can only tell you what I ran into putting up recessed lights. I didn't like the switched receptacle, I wired in 9 recessed lights. I'm getting to my point now. I had to find common paces where the wires shoudl be run, and cut access holes for drilling joists, and fishing wire.
So, you might have answered your own question, cutting strategic holes might be your anwser.
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You need a book that contains tricks for "old work".
There are ways to do it without disturbing too much drywall.

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They do make an decorative cover for wire that runs up the wall and across the ceiling. Probably wire to a recepticle. I've seen it but never looked at the details of it. Maybe just lampcord fits. Have no idea. Might be called like wire channel or wire raceway.
Is it legit to do by code? We're talking 120vac, not computer cables. Dunno. It might become an issue when you sell the place with a home inspector. Something to look into before hacking up your drywall.
I'm sure you know you need a METAL box into the ceiling joist or a fan box/brace to span the joists.
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You just need to figure out where you are going to get power from, where the switch, if any is going, and where the fan is going. In doing this you can try to minimize the holes you will most likely need to cut in the drywall by adjusting locations and/or how the wire will be run. First thing to determine is which way the joists run.
The locations where you are most likely unable to avoid having to cut holes in the drywall are where the walls meet the ceiling. Also keep in mind that you can avoid a switch and just wire it to power if you use a remote control. They have wall mount brackets for these too, so you can have a place for it on the wall near where you would have placed a switch.
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It is not all that pretty, but what is called "wiremold" will do the trick. A channel that runs on the surface. Corner and joint pieces, and boxes for the fan, and connecting into the power. I needed outlets in a closlet recently for my computer printers, which I wanted to hang on a wireless print server. Out of sight, in that case. Standard item in any good electrical supply house, or Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
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