Hook up ceiling fan light kit

Published: 02.11.2017

Look at the wires coming from your ceiling fan. Snap diagonal chalk lines from opposite corners of the room. The fan pull chain controls power to the fan.

Check here to calculate the number of conductors allowed in a box before adding new wiring, etc. In some fan kits, these screws are packaged with the other fan installation hardware. Use of fan rated boxes significantly reduces this risk.

If you do not understand the last sentence, call a professional. Connect the power source cable white to fan cable white, wirenut and push towards the back of the box. Your mount must be able to withstand this constant stress, this why the National Electrical Code NEC mandates the use of fan rated boxes. Installing a ceiling fan with a light kit can become confusing. In nearly all U. Remove the switch housing cover plate from the fan and remove the plug from the center of the plate.

Wiring a Dimmer and Fan Speed Controller

Attach the ceiling fan blades to the bottom of the motor with the motor screws. Attach the cover over the speed ring and install the decorative cover plate. Cecilia Harsch has been writing professionally since Because of these two qualities, if a fan rated box is not already present, the old box will need to be replaced with one that is.

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How to install a ceiling fan with a light fixture

Locate the site for the hole directly below the joist or support brace that will hold the outlet box and fan. The ground should be spliced with a short piece of wire and connected to each device and outlet box that has a grounding terminal.

If the user is unable to perform electrical work themselves, a qualified electrician should be consulted. If your electrical box has wiring for separate fan and light switches but you aren't installing a light with your fan, trim off the bare portions of the wires for the light. Attach the fan motor to the mounting bracket with the provided screws. About the Author Cecilia Harsch has been writing professionally since

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      Vince_Jordon - 17.11.2017 in 16:58

      Check the support brace to ensure it will support the full weight of the fan and light kit.

      Dima_Fabretti - 21.11.2017 in 05:37

      At the switch box: Drill holes for and install wood screws.

      Dmitriy_Timokov - 01.12.2017 in 17:12

      The right size ceiling fan for your room depends on more than just the square footage or your area.

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