Your browser does not support iframes. Another problem you may run into is that you may need to cut much more drywall away than you want because while the box is small and easily covered by the fan cap , you need more space to swing the hammer or place the drill to install the box. Attach the downrod to the fan body. Join the two white wires. Adjust the position of the base plate by turning the coupler until it's snug against the ceiling.
Read on to learn more about how to install Casablanca ceiling fans. A downrod allows you to hang the fan from high or angled ceilings. To check for warped wood or bent metal, stack the blades on top of each other to reveal potential balance problems. If there is no hook or downrod, have a helper support the fan while you follow the steps below. Install the Canopy Slide the canopy up to the mounting bracket and align the holes in the canopy with the screw holes on the bracket. Or is there an attic above the ceiling? Del Mar Fans invites you to read our brand-specific fan installation guides for our most popular brands, like Casablanca, Fanimation, and Hunter. Other alternatives: consider a there are much fancier ones if you want to spend the money , or a free standing fan.
Plug the fan's light-fixture housing into the wire hanging from the underside of the fan's motor. The popularity of ceiling fans continues to grow as more and more homeowners discover dramatic, year-round energy savings. Caution If you plan to control your fan with a wall switch, make sure you have the right switch. Turn the electricity off at the circuit breaker box. Tighten all the screws once all the blades are attached. Just remember that you need at least 12 inches between the ceiling and the tops of the fan blades for proper airflow. We've got this light fixture in a popular area in the home and in the summer it just gets a little warm and in the winter it gets a little too cool.
If you're installing a new electrical box, fasten it to a ceiling joist or a 2 x 4 wood brace between two ceiling joists. The places attach directly to the mounting without using blade irons, which helps to reduce the amount of work required to install the fan. Installing Fanimation Zonix Fans , a sleek, modern-looking fan, may seem like a daunting task, but it is quite simple. Make sure the brace is centered in the hole and at the proper elevation so the fan box will be flush with the ceiling, then use a wrench or pliers to tighten the brace until secure. Either use a hanging mechanism or ask someone to help you hold the fan in place while you connect the wiring.
To hang your fan where there is an existing fixture but no ceiling joist, you can install 2x blocking between ceiling joists or alongside a ceiling joist, and then mount the fan box to the blocking. Most fan blades have a two-pronged attachment consisting of screws that come through holes in the blades and into the flanges. Your electrician will know the code weight support requirements and act accordingly. Thanks for your great question and let us know if we can help you any further, aboveaveragejoe Hey dnicivic, Welcome to the community! As strange as it might sound, in western Europe this technology is used in virtually any domestic project, so you can imagine there are few drawbacks coming with this approach. With a solid base, this would usually be invisible. If your ceilings are taller than 8 feet 2.
Step 3 — Make a Place for Your Fan If there is no existing central light fixture, snap diagonal chalk lines from opposite corners of the room to find its center. Cut around the hole to make sure it is the right size. As a backup option if the item above will not be the best option for you, consider the junction box below. Don't use the fan with any solid-state speed-control device, dimmer or variable-speed switch unless it's specifically designed for use with a ceiling fan. Thank you for the concern, but that ceiling is after 8-9 years now, spotless. Depending on the ceiling finish this can be fairly straight forward or completely impossible. Depending on the brand, style, and size of your ceiling fan—and your electrical code, you may use a 4 inch or 3 inch octagonal junction box.
Use a voltage tester when wiring a ceiling fan by placing one of the leads on the ground wire and the other lead on the hot wire to ensure there is no electricity running through these wires. Secure the box to the bracket with a U-bolt. Some fans only work with preset multi-speed switches. A green grounding pigtail attached to the box by a bonding screw will make your work easier. Come join me, I'm going to uninstall this light fixture and then install the ceiling fan and of course remember before you uninstall any or install any electrical products in your home to turn the power off at the circuit breaker box. The box and its support must be able to support the moving weight of the fan.
For a better-finished appearance, cover the nail holes with caulk or spackle. In most of the cases, the bracket is too long, so you have to cut the excess material with metal scissors. Any fan that weighs more than that should be supported by the actual building structure. Attach a fan-rated outlet box to the midpoint of the 2x4 where you want the fixture to be. Fan-mounting is particularly important because any failure to make things secure could allow your fan to fall from the ceiling. A fan installation is a perfect weekend project for any avid do-it-yourselfer because it only requires a few hours to complete, and the payoff is immediate. Those types are usually adjustable also, but only for the distance between the joists.
Step 12 — Make Adjustments Given that a ceiling fan is suspended in the air and spins quite fast, there are a lot of tiny ways that it can function just shy of perfectly. Screw the motor to the mounting base and attach the fan blades as the fan instructions indicate. To ensure that your fan is securely mounted to the ceiling and for your safety during installation, read all of the instructions packed with your fan. Feed the wire supply through the center hole of upper switch housing, then wrap the keyhole slots around the screws and twist counterclockwise to lock into place. When installed, the fan blade tips should be at least 30 inches from the walls and other obstructions. How To Uninstall A Light Fixture Or Ceiling Fan Turn the power off at the circuit breaker and the wall switch.