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Fixing Ceiling Fan

I want to know how to go about fixing a ceiling fan bymyself (do-it-yourself method) and how the wiring goes passing through the regulator control switch to the main switch. Hope you can also attached a diagram for me to study the connection. Thanks.

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An easy-to-install ceiling fan can make a real difference in your home's climate - both cooling and heating - at a far lower cost and operating expense than almost any other item.
The installation begins with choosing where the fan should be located. In almost all homes, the fan is installed in the center of the room, replacing a central light fixture. This spot provides a smooth air flow to most of the room. Since a fan draws about the same power as a ceiling fixture, the electrical circuit shouldn't be overloaded. But if your fan includes lights, be sure the circuit it's on has enough extra capacity to handle the load. If not, you must run a new circuit with a new circuit breaker from the house main service panel or subpanel to the fan. If there is no central light fixture, you'll have to create a place to hang the ceiling fan. Then, you'll need to bring electrical power to it. You can tap into an existing circuit to do this.

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    Starnley Johnwells Sep 25, 2008

    Check the Blade Clearance
    Check the floor-to-ceiling height of the fan blades. You can do this by measuring the floor-to-ceiling distance and subtracting for the part of the fan that will extend below the ceiling down to the lower blade surface. An absolute minimum height of 7' is recommended. Building codes in your area may reinforce this.
    If the floor-to-ceiling distance is too little, check into a low-ceiling mount for your fan. With some models, the fan blade height can be increased by as much as 10". Remember, though, that you need at least 12" between the ceiling and the tops of the fan blades for proper airflow. Having 18" is better if the space is available.

    Mounting a Ceiling Fan

    Step 1: Turn off the Power
    Start your installation by turning off the power to the light's circuit breaker or fuse. Only then should you remove the light fixture.
    Make sure to read all of theelectrical safety tips.
    Step 2: Determine Center
    If there is no central light fixture, snap diagonal chalk lines from opposite corners of the room to find its center. Determine whether the lines cross exactly below a ceiling joist. If they do, move aside just far enough between the joists to fasten the side of the fan's new junction box directly to the joist.

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    Mounting a Ceiling Fan

    Step 1: Turn off the Power
    Start your installation by turning off the power to the light's circuit breaker or fuse. Only then should you remove the light fixture.
    Make sure to read all of theelectrical safety tips.
    Step 2: Determine Center
    If there is no central light fixture, snap diagonal chalk lines from opposite corners of the room to find its center. Determine whether the lines cross exactly below a ceiling joist. If they do, move aside just far enough between the joists to fasten the side of the fan's new junction box directly to the joist.

    Step 3: Install Junction Box
    Cut a hole large enough for the junction box to be slipped in. If it's next to the joist, drill holes in its side and screw it to the joist.

    Installation between joists is OK, too. Fasten the box to a 2" x 4" header nailed between the joists. Sometimes, you can insert a 2" x 4" header through the junction box's hole, nailing it to each joist. If not, you may need to open a larger access hole. Then, patch the hole to close it again. View the image for a typical fan mounting where there's access above the joists for header-nailing.

    Tip : You may choose to use a patented fan support unit designed to be inserted through the normal junction box hole to save you from opening a hole in the ceiling.

    Use only a metal junction box to support a ceiling fan - never hang the fan from a plastic box. Depending on the brand, style, and size of your ceiling fan - and your electrical code - you may use a 4" or 3" octagonal junction box. (Some local codes don't permit the use of 3" boxes.)

    Caution: The heaviest fan that should be supported by an outlet/junction box is 35 pounds. If it weighs more, the building structure must support it. Also, your mounting must be able to withstand vibration while the fan is running. Even a well-balanced fan creates some vibration when it runs.

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    Starnley Johnwells Sep 25, 2008




    Step 4: Mounting to a Beamed Ceiling
    You'll use a special beam mount when mounting a fan to a beamed ceiling. Use one kind for a horizontal beam, another for a pitched beam. You may need an extender to lower the fan to the proper level.

    Caution: Fan-mounting is particularly important because any failure to make things secure could allow your fan to fall from the ceiling.


    Assemble the Fan



    Fan assembly varies from brand to brand. Be sure to follow the specific instructions with the unit that you buy. Regardless of the manufacturer's instructions, if the fan blades are less than a screwdriver's length away from the ceiling, it may be best to install the blades before hanging the fan.

    Step 1: Install the Hanger Pipe
    The hanger pipe is usually placed into its hole on top of the motor. The wires are then drawn up in the center. A set-screw is tightened securely to make sure the pipe stays in place after it is threaded down.



    Some fans have a separate motor hub into which the hanger pipe mounts. In this case, you'll place the actual motor housing over the hub.




    If Fan has a Decorative Ceiling Cover

    Other fans have a two-piece decorative ceiling cover to hide the hole in the ceiling. It is installed after the fan has been hung on the ceiling.

    Tip: Tighten the setscrew well if the fan has a Hook-Style Hanger.

    Other models use a hook, with the hanger bracket designed to accept it.


    Step 2: Attach the Fan Blades
    To attach the fan blades, set the motor unit down where it will be stable. Often, the styrene foam packing for the motor housing makes an excellent stabilizer on your worktable.

    Most fan blades have a two-pronged attachment, using screws that come through holes in the blades and into the flanges. These need to be drawn up securely, but not so tightly that the threads are damaged or the laminated blade material is crushed. On many fans you'll find the flanges, or prongs, also need to be mounted to the motor housing. If this is the case, mount them before the flanges are mounted to the blades themselves.





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    Starnley Johnwells Sep 25, 2008


    Step 3: Mobility of Use
    A swag-mounted ceiling fan can be taken down in a few minutes and moved to another location for greater onvenience.

    Electrical Safety



    • Use extra care when working with electricity. Even less current than it takes to light a 60-watt bulb can be lethal.
    • All wiring should conform to local electrical codes as well as to the current National Electrical Code (NEC). You can probably find a copy of the NEC at your local library.
    • Never trust a light switch to render a fixture "dead," because sometimes the power enters at the fixture, even when the switch is located in the circuit beyond it.
    • Turn off the circuit you're working on by switching off a circuit breaker or by unscrewing a fuse (the house main switch should be off when handling fuses). Then padlock the panel if you can.
    • Make sure the circuit is truly "dead" before touching any wires or terminals. Check with a high-voltage neon tester. Test from the black wires to a grounded metal box or other good ground, then to the white wires. Also test from the white wires to a ground. Since there may be more than one circuit inside an outlet box, before you take off a cover, see that all of its circuits are off. Also, be sure your tester is functioning by first trying it in a live receptacle.
    • Test your finished work with the power on using the neon tester. Check black to white and black to a ground. It should light. Test white to ground. It should not light.
    • If you aren't knowledgeable about working around electricity, call in a professional.

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    Starnley Johnwells Sep 25, 2008

    you can check this link http://www.doityourself.com/stry/install... for more help on this.hope this help pls appreciate by rating it

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