Questions tagged [ceiling-fan]

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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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What size ceiling fan lightbulb is this

I want to replace the bulbs in my ceiling fan with brighter (hopefully LED) bulbs. I can't find anything that says what type of bulb this is though. The fixture has the numbers E307732 and 48A8 WG-...
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Electric Wiring in Bathroom Remodel

I am remodeling my bathroom in a home built around 1995. I have a fan/light/heater unit in the ceiling that is operated by three wall switches. There is a separate switch next to the 3-switch box that ...
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Recessed lights and ceiling fan

Replacing a ceiling fan with a fan with no light. Want to add 4 recessed light cans. The new fan only works with remote so no switch needed. Can I wire the recessed cans to the same fan wire (2 ...
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Installing a Remote Control Ceiling Fan with Light & Different Wire Configuration

I am replacing an older traditional ceiling fan with black, white, blue and green wires with a new remote control ceiling fan with just black, white and green wires. The wires coming out of the ...
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Need wiring diagram for 4 way switch to multiple ceiling fan / light combo

I have 3 ceiling fan light combos, I want to install. New construction, no drywall yet, all three fans would be below ridge beam of a large timber frame. I would like the two outer edge fan / ...
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How to convert fan switch to new light switch?

I just moved into a new house. In the bedrooms there is a pre-installed light fixture that is pre-wired to be converted into a ceiling fan. There is already dual gang switch, a dimmer for the light ...
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Should my fan have been installed off center?

We recently had a Duralum freestanding patio cover installed. There's electrical running through the structure, and a light/52 inch fan coming down from the ceiling. The fan was installed 11 inches ...
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Slow spinning ceiling fan that won't turn off: dangerous?

Our ceiling fan spins very slowly, and constantly, no matter how many times I pull the chain to try and turn it off. I've tried leaving it for several minutes between chain yanks, to give it time to ...
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Ceiling fan electrical box swap. Conduit making issues

I had a basic light fixture mounted in my garage ceiling. I'm putting a ceiling fan in its place. After removing fixture, there's a square box with 3 conduit connections. I undid the connections and ...
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Help wiring a ceiling fan switch with oscillating and fan switch

Here is what I have going on. I currently have a motion sensing switch wired in the garage to a single light. From that light two outlets have been added to plug in two additional overhead shop lights....
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How can I diagnose and resolve noises from my ceiling fan?

Over the past couple nights my bedroom fan has produced different noises. Originally the noise was from the light and fan pull chains colliding. Now there seems to be a new sound every night. Each ...
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Installing a light+fan combo switch - red, black, white wires

I've started installing a fan that has me stumped. I'm not great at electrical, but have installed several fans. This is the first true combo switch I've tried though (the others being a remote-combo ...
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How to wire a ceiling fan with a red, black, white, ground in ceiling box?

I need help wiring a ceiling fan with a red, black, white, ground in ceiling box to a remote receiver with black and white to a black, white, and blue to fan with black, white, blue, ground. Single ...
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Does anyone recognize this ceiling fan brand?

There are no identifying brand marks on the exterior of the fan. Year 2000 or newer. I suspect the black dome on the canopy might be a sensor for a remote and would like to pick one up but need to ...
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Use Hampton Bay in wall ceiling fan remote with Harbor Breeze fan?

Edit I have a Harbor Breeze fan that I lost the remote to. I bought a universal remote that Hampton Bay makes (advertised to work with any fan according to an employee) that can be mounted in a wall ...
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Existing Ceiling Fan fixture doesn't work - 2 hot wires, 1 neutral all confusion

I have a ceiling fan wire set in our home that did not work when we moved in. It was/is exposed and we never saw a working fixture there. There are 3 wires. One black(1), one white(2) and one ...
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Does leaving ceiling fans on improve A/C effeciency?

Let me start with saying I know ceiling fans don't cool the air. My question though, is do ceiling fans help circulate the cool air from the handler in such a way that it would trigger the thermostat ...
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Trouble wiring a Leviton DZ15S (originally a single pole with two black?)

I'm trying to replace an old single pole toggle switch with a new Leviton DZ15S. Here's the issue... The new Leviton requires 3 connections to function. Black, red, and white. Please see the ...
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Dining room ceiling repair

So the long story shortened is my wife swapped out fans and now I have a gap in my ceiling where the old fan was and the new fan is. Sadly the dilemma doesn't stop there so I bought a 2 part ...
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Ceiling fan wiring

How do I wire a new ceiling fan to the wiring in the picture?
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3 Switch Wall plate to 1 Wall Plate Ceiling Fan

This is for U.S. based electrical in a house built in 2001. Current State I have a ceiling fan with a light that I am going to replace. With this new fan I want to change the 3 switch configuration ...
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Why do I have less than line voltage at a switch box?

at the breaker I have 120 volts but I only measure 20 volts between either the black or the white and ground at the switch itself. Between the black and the white I have zero voltage. Any idea what ...
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Can I use a 3 speed wall switch with a ceiling fan that comes with a remote?

I'm not too familiar with fan motors/configurations. I'd like to install a fan and use a Z Wave 3 speed switch to control the fan speed, and a Z Wave dimmer switch to control the lighting in the fan. ...
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Why does my ceiling fan run slowly?

I am replacing a ceiling fan where the old fan had 2 wall switches (one for fan and one for the light) I read a previous post related to this question, but does not apply to my situation. The wires ...
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Surface Mount Ceiling Fan with Conduit to a Half Hot plug

I'd like to put a ceiling fan in a room and connect it to a half-hot outlet. I don't have access to the crawlspace above so I'll need to use a surface mount box to hang the fan. What's the safe way ...
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Installing a ceiling fan remote

I just bought a fan remote switch for my house. Everything works fine. My concern is the instructions state to remove the light switch controlling the fan light and wire nut the two white wires. I ...