The Ceiling Fan Right There

So I’m sitting in the kitchen in the middle of the day getting ready to watch a football game, I have the oven going with the mini hotdogs, getting ready to settle in when it happened…I’m sweating! That’s when I decided to install a ceiling fan. A ceiling fan offers many functional benefits while adding a certain decorative touch to a room. In the summer it can help cool a room (or even a porch). In the winter it can be used at low speeds to circulate warmer air that has risen to ceiling level. Whatever your reason for installing a ceiling fan, you will find it to be a relatively easy project especially if you will be replacing a light fixture in the middle of a room (all the wiring will already be there). Most likely your biggest obstacle will be a new workbox that is approved for the weight of an overhead fan or adding support to an existing workbox, a workbox that is not approved for ceiling fan weight can lead to disaster!

The following instructions cover general installations when replacing an existing light. It will give you an idea of what is required for the project. Make sure you review and follow instructions that are specific to the fan you purchase. Turn off the circuit by switching off the breaker. Remove the existing ceiling fixture. Determine if your existing workbox will provide enough support. If you do not have access from the attic, you can install a metal cross brace through the rough opening in your ceiling and then attach an approved workbox to the metal brace. If you removed a light fixture from the ceiling, most likely the existing wiring will provide one switched circuit to your new ceiling fan.

At this point you are ready to switch the breaker on and start enjoying your new ceiling fan. The instructions can also be applied to waterproofing solutions. You can also turn to a roofing specialist for more information on roofing.

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This post was written by Noel D'Costa on June 29, 2010

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