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Tips for Installing a Ceiling Fan

Sep 7, 2008
A nice improvement to any home is the installation of a ceiling fan. Installing a ceiling fan is a good idea because it can add to the look of a room while also providing cool air in the summer and helping to circulate warm air in the winter. It is also an easy project because most kits come with very straightforward and easy to follow instructions.

Before Buying

Before you even buy a ceiling fan, make things easier on yourself by making sure to choose the right one. You have to look at the different options. Ceiling fans are not all the same. They come with different blade sizes, different lighting or no lighting, in different colors and with a variety of options. Make sure you know what type of fan you want and choose accordingly. Also go through the tools you have on hand so you know what you will need to buy when you go shopping.

Supplies

When you go shopping you will need to buy the ceiling fan kit, but you will also need some other supplies. You will need a screwdriver, wire strippers, a circuit tester, pliers, and a ladder. You may need a ceiling box, hammer and drywall saw. Buy anything you need because you could end up quite frustrated to find out half way through the installation that you need a tool.

Getting Started

Once you get home you should unpack the kit and make sure all the parts are there and that nothing is missing. It can help to lay out the pieces in the order you will use them. It makes the process much smoother. Next turn off the electricity and check to ensure it is off using a circuit tester. At this point you should be able to follow the instructions that came with the kit. You will mount the box, assemble the fan, hang the fan, wire the fan, install the controls and you are done.

Once you have installed the fan you will want to trouble shoot any problems. You should turn the electricity back on and make sure everything runs and works. If there are wobbles you may need to tighten screws or adjust the blades to fix it. You should first make sure none are bent or misshapen. You can then try adding weights to balance them out. Once you work out the wobbles then you are good to go.
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Greg Hansward continually makes detailed articles on topics relating to router tables. His contributions on router table design are found on his website .
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