Is it possible to add another’s outlet on porch?

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I would like a light fan on roof of front porch. I have one outlet. But is far from area where fan is needed. Nearest outlet is on wall inside house all wiring is in attic. Is this at all possible safely?

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  • Mox11522056 Mox11522056 on Jan 01, 2018
    We had two outlets added to our back porch last spring. There were not any close by. An electrician did it, and we just had him run conduit to create them. It was an easy job for him.

  • Lori Lori on Jan 01, 2018
    yes, an electrician can fish a wire where needed.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jan 01, 2018
    It is possible, but if you don't know how to do it - you should have someone do it like an electrician.

  • Kimberly Montgomery Kimberly Montgomery on Jan 01, 2018
    I am sure it is possible, but you would need an electrician. Could you maybe get a heavy duty extension cord that has a 3 outlet attachment and run it up against the house where it meets the patio?

  • Eleanor Korf Eleanor Korf on Jan 01, 2018
    That is one job you need to hire an electrician to do.

  • Gale Allen Jenness Gale Allen Jenness on Jan 01, 2018
    It may be possible with running wire’s from inside the house, but whether it be easy to do or not someone would have to see how your home is designed and where the wiring runs to and from? Easiest way would be to go off your existing light you have on the porch now adding another box and running conduits down the ceiling with another box where you want your fan/ light!. Both lights then would have power from the same switch you use now! It’s your easiest solution without hiring a electrician to do wiring for you that can get pretty spendy!