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Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

For questions about ceiling fans -- i.e. fans that are mounted to a ceiling, visible within the room, and circulate air within that room. Vent/exhaust fans should use [exhaust-fan] and friends instead.

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What sort of ceiling fan support do I need where I can't find framing?

As I have already worked on 4 out of 5 ceiling fans I have put up so far (previous question). Now I am going to put the last one up. I need your help on this one. However, one of them I had a light ...
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How can you add a standard light fixture to a ceiling fan?

How can I take a regular old ceiling mount light fixture - such as the one below - and add it to a ceiling fan? Example light fixture: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0135HNWBI?pf_rd_p=d1f45e03-...
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Will this existing Outlet Box support a 23 lb ceiling fan

I live in a house that was build in 2015, this outlet currently mounts a light fixture. I want to replace the lights with a ceiling fan but I am not sure if the current outlet box will support the fan....
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Attic Fan Box Vapor Barrier

This past weekend I installed a ceiling fan to replace an already existing light fixture. I had to replace the plastic electrical box from when the home was built in 1992. I am unable to get into the ...
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Ceiling Fan Bracing

I'm looking to add a ceiling fan to an existing junction box. The current junction box runs parallel to a joist (which it's screwed into on one end) and is circular on the other end. Which of the two ...
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Ceiling fan with 2 wall switches and missing remote

I am renting a house that has a Hampton Bay Clarington fan. I have the book. There is no remote here. One wall switch operates light and one operates fan. The problem is that the fan is stuck on high ...
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Ceiling fan wobble due to crooked threading?

I installed a ceiling fan today that wobbled. I spent about 90 minutes messing with a balancing kit and could not get the wobble to go away. I took the fan down, put it on my flat floor and spun the ...
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Ceiling fan electrical wire confusion

I was planning to replace an existing ceiling fan. The photo shows the current wiring situation after removing the old ceiling fan. The Neutral wire is alone, I’ve pulled it off to the side and taped ...
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Tolerances when centering a ceiling fan

I'd like to install a ceiling fan and there's a ceiling joist in the way causing me to be about 2" off-center. The ceiling is about 8'x10' and the recessed lights that the fan would be centered ...
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Ceiling fan with light kit won’t power on

Having trouble Hooking up a new fan. Fan came with light kit and remote control. I have two switches on the wall. One for light, one for fan control. I have two powers and a neutral coming out of the ...
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Putting up my new ceiling fan into light fixture

I have 4 ceiling fans I ordered to put these up into 4 light fixture. This one is a bit different that I did put up into replace an old ceiling fan and it was easy for me. I am not experience with ...
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Electrical wiring in ceiling junction box

I removed a light fixture in ceiling and trying to install ceiling fan. When I removed fixture I see 4 sets of wires in box and trying to figure out how to connect fan. Three of the black wires are ...
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Ceiling Fan/Wiring Issue

Alright folks - here's my issue. My house has a ceiling fan that worked for a bit when we moved in...then stopped. I assumed the fan itself (a cheaper contractor model) just went bad. I went and ...
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Ceiling fan wiring w/ 3 black, 3 white, 1 red, and 2 bare copper wires

I’m trying to wire a new ceiling fan in a house built in the 1920s. From the ceiling there are: 3 black wires 3 white wires 1 red wire 2 bare copper wires From the fixture there are: 1 black wire 1 ...
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ceiling fan not getting enough power

not enough power to my new ceiling fan Connected new ceiling fan as directed and it starts to turn and then stops. Old fan worked great but did not have lights. The new one has led lights and remote. ...
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Wiring a quorum windmill fan with two wall switches no remote

I am trying to wire a quorum windmill ceiling fan it has a wall switch with six speeds. I have two outlets on the wall that makes the fan run. I have a red wire black and white wire. The switch has ...
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Does a ceiling fan have to have a wall switch

I have a three gang wall plate with switches. One switch controls a receptacle in the living room, for a lamp. There is no room to add a fourth switch to control a ceiling fan. I'd like to add a ...
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Installing a new Ceiling Fan with strange existing wiring

I'm trying to install a ceiling fan with light kit after removing a 35+ year old light fixture and I'm really confused because there are 6 wires (3 black and 3 white) in total coming out of the box ...
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how operate ceiling fan with no reverse switch, without remote

Trying to install a Minka ceiling fan/light (in buddy's condo). The ceiling box has three-wire circuit (white, black, red) and there are two wall switches connected. But the fan has no reverse ...
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Ceiling fan with remote control and 2 wall switches

I have a ceiling fan remote control module with 2 outputs, one for the light and one for the motor. Also, I have two wall switches. I want one switch to give power to the remote module and the ...
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Replacing ceiling fan bracket

I'm replacing an old ceiling fan. The old one wobbled a lot even after tightening the blades and trying to balance it. Right now the electrical box is just a plastic one that appears to be screwed ...
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Attach New Brace to Joists for Ceiling Fan

I am installing a ceiling fan in a room over which I have attic access. There is an existing light fixture where I will be putting the fan, but the box it is mounted to is not rated for ceiling fans. ...
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3 way switch doesn't work with ceiling fan

This is my 3-way switch arrangement with a ceiling fan+light in my living room. The 3-way switches do not turn on/off the ceiling fan at all. The switches themselves seems fine, and there is 120 ...
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How to wire switch to ceiling fan

The picture is how the wires are arranged in the ceiling and on the wall switch. My ceiling fan currently works by pulling the chain on it directly, but the wall switch doesn't work under any ...
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Switching from dimmer to single pole, how would I do this?

I haven't seen something like this before and was wondering if anyone had any idea how I would switch something like this to a single pole light switch.
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Replacing dimmer switch w/ conventional

I'm replacing my current lighting with a new fan. The existing light was attached to a dimmer switch, and I'm putting in a conventional switch since a dimmer would damage the fan. I opened up the old ...
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How to deal with too many wires when replacing fan receiver?

I bought a new universal remote and receiver for my ceiling fan, and opening up the canopy there are more wires than expected (but perhaps I should have). I've got wires coming from the fan labeled ...
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How to mount metal box to wooden beam?

I'm using a custom Wiremold ceiling fan box to surface mount a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan onto a wooden beam. Problem is -- the Harbor Breeze mounting bracket does not have compatible screw pattern ...
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Wiremold Ceiling Fan Box not compatible with Harbor Breeze mounting bracket. How to fix?

I am surface mounting a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan directly to a wooden beam using a Wiremold Metal Ceiling Fan junction box. The wiremold box has two #10 screws which go from the back of the mounting ...
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How to convert bathroom ceiling exhaust fan to a ceiling fan

I'd like to remove a bathroom exhaust fan and in it's place install a small ceiling fan for better circulation. This bathroom does have a window that opens so I'm not concerned about code nor ...
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Options for mounting a ceiling fan box directly to interior wooden Ridge Beam

I am tasked with mounting a ceiling fan w/ light in an interior master bedroom that has a wooden ridge beam (covered with textured drywall) going down the center of the vaulted ceiling. Since the ...
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I install a Hunter ceiling fan/light per instructions with dual switches. The fan works but the light does not

I install a Hunter ceiling fan/light with dual switches. The fan work but the light does not. Pull chain switch has electrical current going into it but no current going out to the lights when chain ...
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Ceiling fan does not stop

I replaced the pull chain unit because ceiling fan did not stop. I have replaced the pull chain unit. The fan will change speeds, but it won't turn off.
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Ceiling fan has 2 Switches on the Wall

I have two switches on my wall by my bedroom door. Both of them control the fan they both turn on the light and fan. I know in houses black is hot, white is neutral or common and green is ground. I ...
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Neutral and ground wires for ceiling fan wall control

I am replacing a light fixture with a Craftmade ceiling fan (https://www.amazon.com/Craftmade-TMPH44W5-Tempo-Ceiling-Remote/dp/B01D679HMA), operated by a wired remote control I'm installing their ...
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Using Smart Dimmer for Fan - why not?

I have some experience with discrete electronics, but electrics was never in my interest. Currently I started making our home smarter and I hit the wall - there are no HomeKit compatible fan speed ...
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Non-recessed pancake box for ceiling fan

I want to install a ceiling fan below an old plaster-and-lathe ceiling. I was thinking of running a piece of wood between two joists in the attic above, then screwing a pancake electrical box directly ...
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Replacing regular switch with ceiling fan switch

looking to replace a regular switch with a ceiling fan switch which has separate dimmers for the fan and light. Allegedly this was wired to be able to do this. The old switch has a red wire, a black ...
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Ceiling fan install [closed]

On a new house pre wired for ceiling fan. Installing a new fan with remote control. I have an extra wire red in color. Should that be connected to the black also
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Old wiring in house has cable with 2 white wires and one black. Trying to install new ceiling fan

I'm trying to wire in a new ceiling fan. The ceiling has two cables, looks like a switch loop. Both cables have two white wires and one black. Both black wires are bundled together and two white ...
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Ceiling fan mounting bracket issue

first time poster. I need to replace a Casablanca ceiling fan in my house that we've owned for a year. The house was custom built in 2002. I bought a Hunter ceiling fan to replace the old one, but ...
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3 Cables in Switch Box and Can't Figure it out

I had a ceiling fan with light in a cabin that I bought. It did not work when we bought it. I've replaced the fan, but the light doesn't work. The wall switch has 3 cables inside. Attached is an ...
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Fan wiring with no wall switch

I am replacing a ceiling fan in my home built in 1999. The electrical box has four wires, black, white, blue, ground. I have no switch on my walls. The old fan was controlled by a remote and we had ...
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Extra wires in ceiling fan installation

I live in Chicago, which means our home is wire pulled through conduit rather than Romex. I am trying to replace a single switched ceiling fan and I can't tell what all the wires are for. The old ...
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Ceiling light/fan remote problem

I have a ceiling light/fan controlled by remote only - no light switch or pull cables. Now the remote receiver is broken and the company doesn't make the replacement part anymore. So in buying a new ...
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No Room for Fan Wires?

So I replaced a fan today, and the way the bracket is (it's quite large) there wasn't really room to stuff the wires up through the tiny hole at the top of the bracket into the wire box. I made sure ...
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Ceiling fan/dimmer wiring

Here is the diagram for the fan/dimmer control. There is 12/2 wire at the ceiling and the switch. Does this mean I wire the black to black, red and yellow to white, and green to green by this diagram?
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Can I connect unused ceiling fan wire with neutral?

I have a dual gang light switch box which was previously hooked up to a ceiling fan with light. The two switches controlled the fan and light separately. I recently replaced the ceiling fan with ...
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need wiring diagram for a bedroom

Wiring Diagram for bedroom needed. I will have one ceiling fan with light controlled by a three way switch then from the ceiling fan unit need power for two independent switches to control led light ...
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Need Wiring diagram to Help Rewiring a Bedroom and Bathroom to prepare for smart home system

I need a wiring diagram to help with the re-wiring of a bedroom and bathroom. I will use 14/2 and 14/3 for all lights, then 12/2 and 12/3 for all outlets, ALL LIGHTS will be LED. The whole home will ...