How To Mount A Ceiling Fan Virtually All By Yourself
Do you have room that could use a ceiling fan Adding a ceiling fan yourself is relatively easy, if you are purely replacing a light fixture that is already in the appropriate location. Most of the cabling you need is already there so the only thing is to change the existing workbox with one that is designed for the weight of a ceiling fan. It could be very deadly if you do not replace your current workbox to something that can manage the extra weight of the ceiling fan hulk hands. Before you start your project, read the directions for the fan you have selected, and make sure that you have all of the necessary tools.
If you plan to install the fan over a cathedral type ceiling, you might need to have parts to extend the fan lower. Given that you are ready for the exact installation, make sure that the breaker is turned off, so no power is going to the light you are changing. The moment you eliminate the light fixture, verify to see if the pre-existing workbox can cope with the extra weight. Generally they aren't created for a ceiling fan, so you will want to include additional support. You could do this quite easily if you are able to gain access to the light fixture from the attic.
To be able to extra support, you nail a 2x4 within the ceiling rafters where it hits the top of the workbox. Once the 2x4 is nicely anchored, attach the workbox to the 2x4. If everything is carried out correctly, the excess weight of the fan will now be totally supported by the wood and the screws. If you dont possess admission to the attic, you will have to place a cross bracing in your ceiling. Performing this is far more of a challenge and may not be as safe as using a 2x4 but it is the best you can do if you dont possess access to the attic.
So now, after constructing the fan based on the instructions, you are ready to place any fan. The hard part is keeping the fan, while hooking up the wiring. The difficulty is based on the form of fan you have, whether it is a hanging frame or a fan that has a bracket with a J hook. Most of fans have a chain to master the speed of the fan when the wall switch turns the unit on or off. If you also put in a light kit with the fan, the two can be monitored by a wall switch or chain.
The next task is to go by the wiring details which are as easy as hooking up two white wires, two black wires and two ground wires. Once you have completed assembling the fan and wiring, the last step is to install the fan blades. When that is completed, turn the breaker back on to find out the results.