Hunter Tech support said they doubted that and told us to take off the fan blades but leave the irons installed to the motor. Chris… i took the end with the static foot off. The basic installation of a ceiling fan is no different from that of a standard light fixture. The existing wiring appears to be know and tube. Efficient, but not very attractive.
The bar expands until it engages the ceiling joists. But fear not, because we can still get the job done! I really don't want to have to install the ductwork on the room-side of the ceiling and then build a faux ceiling around that. This is where my Original Classic nightmare began. The existing box is nailed from the hidden side of the joist into the box. I looks like there is a stud behind the black box. Is this the best approach to laying down the wiring? Needless to say he installed power to most of the ceilings but to get to the attic in the master bedroom would take an act of God.
The result: a brace between the joists strong enough to support a fan. From a prvious leak and repair, I know how hard that is to fix so it is not obvious. Step 5 Get rid of the knockout on the mounting box and add the grommet. Once the bracket was fully expanded in the welds were not an issue since they are not critical to the load bearing; the force of the screw against the joists takes care of that. You install most hanger bars by pushing them through the hole in the ceiling left by the old electrical box. . Assuming the light hangs by a chain you have a couple of choices.
For example connect the white fan wire to the ceiling wire that is white and the ground ceiling wire with the ground fan wire. Pretty much anything is possible working on houses. Having to blast an additional hole or two in the ceiling to run wires isn't the end of the world either. Also, I have the same problem with the light switch controlling the outlets in the room. Figure I can feed the rigid duct across. I've done this on a number of occasions when access over an addition hadn't been accounted for. Doing so will prevent them from getting captured between the ceiling and canopy.
Thanks in advance for your response and ideas, Diane I was considering using one of these braces but when I spoke to an electrician today he said that he knew a person who used one and put so much tension on the joists that over a few weeks the nails started to poke through the drywall in the ceiling. How can I get a piece of solid wood in the crawl space to mount the bracket to. Unless you're very familiar with installing electrical systems, it's best to have a qualified person attach the Romex to the power supply. I use a remote in my living room, i can dim the light and even adjust the fan speed. However, I am not sure about the wiring.
In any case, even if you don't like it so much, it's worth it to have moving air imo. The fan will connect to the wood joist not to the plastic itself. I decided to uninstall the ceiling fan, go back up in the attic to see if I could eliminate the play so I reversed the bar to where the solid part of the bar that has no play is above the hole. I have some that have attic access and then I have some that are first floor so there is not attic access to replace. If you've got a gable wall nearby, you can also vent horizontally out the wall instead of penetrating the roof.
The space started life as a porch, which was enclosed some time in the very early 20th century. Perhaps they are shipping the wrong screws or bolts but I called tem and they could not explain what to do. Edit: Thanks for the additional info. Clean your fan periodically to help maintain its new appearance over the years. Step 9 Lift up the fan to set its ball joint within the half circle on the bracket used for mounting.
The steady part is smaller in circumference resulting in a bracket for the box that is tightened as much as it can be tightened but because of the smaller diameter of this section of the bar there is once again room for play! Where can I get all the information needed to do this successfully and inexpensively? Something so simple yet sooo annoying. Doing so will make it easier to connect the wires. A rubber grip for opening jars in the kitchen helps if you have a strong grip. Not really but you can use the saf-t-brace. Has anyone encountered anything like this? It is drywall ceiling with no electric or electrical box for light or fan and, of course, no access to do so. Is there an existing light fixture in the location where you want to install the fan? Test the circuit with a touch-type voltage tester before you touch any of the wires.