Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

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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 ...
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Removing ceiling fan remote

Two ceiling fans I brought from Costco with remote has been giving me troubles within a few months of use. Every time I turn off the wall switch the lights would flicker but the fan won't operate. For ...
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2 identical ceiling fans stopped working after reinstalling them

I am a professional electrician. I took down 2 ceiling fans and after reinstalling them they were no functioning anymore. Can anyone explain me how is this possible please??? The electricity cables ...
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What kind of halogen bulb is this?

One of our ceiling fan bulbs recently went out, and I can't for the life of me find a replacement for it. By my best approximations, size is 3.65" H x 1.3" W, and 11-12mm at the base. The engraving ...
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Ceiling fan light

Out of the blue, my Harbor Breeze ceiling fan light began flashing when the light is on. Worked fine for many years and nothing was changed - just one day when turned on the lights flash and its been ...
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How to know what anchors to use on the ceiling?

I am a beginner DIY'er trying to install a ceiling fan. The instructions say to use the appropriate fixing for the type of ceiling you have. This is rather obvious but what isn't so obvious is what ...
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Can I use a brighter bulb in a Harbor Breeze Caratuk fixture?

The house I'm living in has Harbor Breeze Caratuk ceiling fan fixtures installed in the bedrooms. The light bulb is a 60W equivalent LED bulb (6.5W). But the rooms are not lit brightly enough for me. ...
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Ceiling fan requires fewer wires than available in box

I have a Hunter ceiling fan with no light and a remote. At the ceiling box I have green, white, black and red wires. The fan has green, white and black wires. Which of the wires in the ceiling box ...
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Should I use or replace an existing ceiling fan bracket?

I'm looking for some advise on installing a ceiling fan to one of the rooms located on the 1st floor of the house with no attic access. I am a DIY person and have installed ceiling fans before but in ...
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How to install a ceiling fan box in a plaster ceiling

I'd like to install ceiling fans in a house with lath and plaster ceilings. I've looked into support boxes at big box stores which attach to ceiling joists. However, these kits are sized for drywall,...
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Do clear ceiling fan blades cause strobing?

A regular ceiling fan with wooden blades will cause a light strobe effect when mounted where the blades rotate under recessed/canned lights. I am wondering if I would have the same strobing problem ...
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Where can I purchase a replacement wattage limiter? [closed]

I have a Hunter ceiling fan with a light kit. This does not come with a remote control. After years of service and correct operation the fan still works fine but the lights stopped working. I ...
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Trouble with diy wiring in basement room with afci and ceiling fan

So... I as a self/ Google taught electrician have wired in a room I have made in my basement with the following issues. The ceiling fan trips the afci breaker every time. It is fine with a normal ...
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Replacing ceiling fan with regular light and new fixture won't shut off

I'm replacing a ceiling fan with a regular light fixture. The fan was connected with black to black, white to white, and a red wire to a blue wire in the ceiling fan. When I connect the new fixture, ...
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Is there a reason I should NOT install a ceiling fan in my kitchen?

We need to install a new ceiling light in the kitchen. We do not have any kind of exhaust fan in the kitchen, and it would be nice to be able to move the air around on the occasion that something gets ...
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Replacing Kitchen Fan - Wiring Problems

Replacing an old ceiling fan in a 1960's era house. Unfortunately I took out the old ceiling fan and didn't look at what was connected where. The old ceiling fan was a fan/light operating on 2 ...
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Ceiling fan grounding

I have a new ceiling fan with a ground wire but no ground fron the metal box. Where can I attach the wire on the fan so it’s grounded?
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Use of the ceiling fan's red wire

Can I use the unused red wire in the wiring from my ceiling fan to power a light in my attic space? Leaving the switch wiring the same (meaning i could turn the attic light off and on via the fan ...
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replacing ceiling fan

The fixture has three white wires tied together and one black. The new fan has a black, blue, white, and green. Bmage description here]2]2 Success! Thanks everyone!
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Ceiling fan install fail! I have 12 wires in 6 different colors. Please help!

Ok so old fan was removed about a year ago. Dad wired new few but never got it totally right. The switch worked and ran the fan but the lights never worked at all. No lights was driving me crazy so ...
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Ideas about sound coming from floor

I live in an apartment and there is a low frequency noise coming from the floor of my bedroom. It is coming from the ceiling fan in the apartment below. The sound is very low, but after listening for ...
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Ceiling fan/light won't work after painting and reinstalling

I removed my ceiling fan to wrap the beam on which it was installed. Upon reinstalling, it didn't work. So... i threw it out thinking it was old. I didn't change anything on the wall switches, i ...
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Replacing existing ceiling fan but there’s no junction box

I’m replacing an older existing ceiling fan in our home hat was built in 1997, located in Corydon, Indiana. We’ve lived here for 4 years. When I removed the existing ceiling fan, I️ noticed there was ...
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Help Wiring Ceiling Fan With Dimmer Switch

trying to figure out how to wire a basic remote ceiling fan w light, I have. Coming out of the ceiling is 4 wires - Red (hot), Black (hot), White and Copper. This is the switch on the wall: Trying ...
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How Can I install a 4inch ceiling fan in a 3 inch hole?

I’ve circled the ceiling mount holes in blue and the fan mount holes in yellow. As you can see, the fan mount holes are wider apart than the ceiling’s holes. Also I’ve tried drilling into the ...
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Trying to install a dimmer switch for my light attached to my ceiling fan

thanks in advance for the help! I am attempting to install a dimmer switch to solely operate the light on my ceiling fan light fixture. I have read that installing a dimmer for the fan is dangerous, ...
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Harbor Breeze Fan lights go out after 20 minutes

Harbor Breeze Fan lights (3) go out after 20 minutes or so but fan keeps working on a single wall switch. I have same fan in another room works fine. I just installed this one yesterday. I can turn ...

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