I'd like to install a ceiling fan. The room it's going in has no existing
wiring to the ceiling (no fans, overheard lights exist). We have 60-amp
service and the fuse box is in the garage which is almost directly below
the room I want the fan in (the garage ceiling is this room's floor). The
fan housing says it draws less than one amp.
This room has the garage (where the fuse box is) almost directly below it
and the attic directly above. In the attic I've found about a dozen or so
cables(?) of Romex which have been brought up from the fuse box and the
Romex fans out to different circuits in the house (where I imagine they
drop down through the walls to the outlets).
My questions concern how to wire the fan:
1. Should I create a new circuit just for the fan, running new Romex from
the fuse box up into the attic (just like the others)? If so, how do
I fuse this circuit considering the fan only draws one amp or less?
We have the older-style screw-in type fuse box and although I haven't
checked yet I'm guessing I'm probably not going to find a 1-amp fuse
to fit it;
2. Should I tap into one of the existing Romex cables in the attic
passing near the room I want the fan in? By tap into I mean cut it in
half and create a T (so that if the fan is removed/damaged/blown it
doesn't break the already-existing circuit)?
Never having run Romex and not knowing about a 1-amp fuse this might
be easier but it seems like it's a fire hazard since if the fan motor
blows the circuit would still be live. But I don't know.
Obviously I'm not an electrician and have never done either of the two
above before (running new Romex, making a T from existing Romex). But I
have done other home electrical work so I'm not concerned about not being
able to do it, just that I don't know which of the two would be
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