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The old boxes in their current location will be decommissioned. Whether they get caps, or are removed and the holes patched over is an aesthetic question and up to you (as @Kris says). Since you have access from the attic, you have two choices as expressed in your question leave existing wire and boxes connected, shift them, and add wiring and a third box ...


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There's no technical reason that he can't move the boxes. It would certainly be more elegant. My best guess is that your electrician doesn't like drywall repair/ painting. If the ceiling is textured, that's a strong disincentive, as matching texture is hard. He'll definitely save you money with his approach.


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For my switches to work, once I connected the blue wires for the lights together, I also had to connect those two blue wires to the black wire coming from the ceiling in order for the light to have power.


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That fan should have a small plate with a single screw for each bulb. They are most likely 7 watt night light bulbs. You can tilt the fan over a bit to easier access the screws, unless the fan is semi-flush rigidly mounted. And yes, a stubby screwdriver helps.


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You should be able squeeze one of the connection heads and pull them apart. Some light kit also have a little tab on the side of the connector that have to be push in or pulled apart to release them.


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That maybe your only way, so you may have to use a stubby screwdriver. Who is the manufacture and what is model number of your fan. If you can, upload a picture.


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Dimming LEDs For a typical ceiling fan, the light fixture is exactly that-- a light fixture. It is nothing more than wires, a chain switch, and bulb socket(s). Dimming LED bulbs in a typical ceiling fan fixture will be completely dependent on ensuring a few things: The LED bulbs are dimmable The dimmer switch is rated for use with dimmable LED bulbs The ...


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For what it's worth, I put in three ceiling fans when I moved in (the house already had two), and normally I barely hear motor noise from them -- the whoosh of the blades, and the occasional quiet rattle of something in the air flow, are louder. These are wired directly, using only the three-step speed control built into the fan. So I tend to agree that ...


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Even with an 8' ceiling, you can use a 4" drop down pole for silence. Buy or make a cage. It can be mounted to the ceiling. It can be open on the sides for easy access for cleaning and maintenance. This would be only a bottom screen to guard the blades.


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If the lights don't work at all, when the fan is not on: (and assuming the incoming power goes to the switches and does not come from the ceiling) The switch for the fan, powers the switch for the lights. Instead, the incoming power at the wall switch's J-box needs a pig-tail, to feed the two switches. Beyond that, I'd need a detailed description ...


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Connect the black wire from the ceiling, to the black and blue wires from the fan/light. Connect the white wire from the ceiling, to the white/black and white/blue wires from the fan/light unit. Connect all bare/green grounding conductors. Cap the red and white/red wires from the fan/light unit. When you're done, the switch will turn on both the light ...


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I had that same problem I fix the problem bye checking between the fan and the light there wire connection connected wrong just disconnect the 2 wires coming from the fan to the light switch them around and your problem should go away. You have one common and one power switched. Good luck.


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Fan motor noise is greatly amplified if the fan motor housing is fastened directly to the ceiling. Instead, using even a short 4" down pole will dramatically reduce motor noise. Without the down pole, motor noise is hard coupled to the ceiling, which then acts like a giant speaker cone. The size and composition of the connector wires has no effect on motor ...


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The manual for your fan should outline instructions for this type of wiring setup, but generally this will hold true: Black in box goes to blue & black in fan. White in box goes to white in fan. Connect all grounds together. This will cause your switch on the wall to control both the fan motor and fan lights. You'll have to use your pull chains to ...



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