In my second floor master bedroom there is a light switch right when you enter the room. It does not appear to control anything. I have separately checked every wall outlet and they all work with the switch off. There is a ceiling fan with no light that works with the pull chain when the switch is off. There is not other overhead lighting
If I add a light kit to the fan, or install a new fan with a light, is there a chance that the wall switch could control the fan light? Maybe there used to be a fan with light that was replaced to only be a fan - could you wire a switched fan to work without the switch?
Behind the switch: a look into the box shows that the switch is connected with red/black wires both tested and live. These red/black wires go up. There are two other points wired with black and white using the same box. One set also going up and one set going to the right. It also appears that the power source comes into this box. From the top of the box, left to right...red/black to switch, black/white/yellow, black/white. Out the right side...black/white.
hard to see but this is the inside of the outlet that contains the red wire. This outlet is furthest from the switch in the opposite corner of the room. Red wire comes into the box, gets capped with another red wire and then exits.
All outlets in the room are checked and only one contains the red wire. It does not connect to the outlet though. It goes into the box, gets capped and then exits. I have not taken the fan down yet but that might be my next step. Thanks for the input so far.
This is inside the fan cap where a light kit can be installed. Does this red wire coming through mean I found what has come from the switch or do I still need to get the fan off from the ceiling?
Here is the fan connection to the ceiling...
***Both red and black wires coming from the ceiling are testing hot/live when the switch is in the on and off positions