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There should be little metal pressure tabs holding in place, it's just a matter of applying a little more downward force. How? Pry it around the edges, gently and carefully, with a screw driver or dinner knife, don't mar it. Or use tape like in the picture below. More information in this video


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He probably is not familiar with the older wiring methods where the hot wires go to the light box and a switch leg was used. As a result, the light is wired directly to the incoming power instead of to the switch. Modern code has the incoming power go to the switch and then to the light/fan (the load). The installation will need to be redone so that the ...


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I had to install a light fixture over a pool table in a situation very similar to this. The fixture had to be centered over the table and between joists with 26" space. I cut a 2x4 23" long and two pieces about 5" long. I centered the two pieces on each end forming a "T" and screwed them in with some 3" deck screws. I pre drilled two holes at each end of ...


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I would move the fan mount over so that you can attach it and the electrical fixture directly to an existing ceiling joist. To achieve that you will have to make a new hole (which from your numbers is probably less than 14 inches). Then assuming there was an existing electrical box at the current location you can use short wiring to jumper the AC power and ...


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reach up through the hole and screw 2" of wood to the side of each joist (or twice to the side of the most distant joist) use self-drilling screws (eg, chipboard screws) use screws with square or hex drive. If you're able to get an electric driver up through the hole that would help, else you'll have tired wrists by the time you're done. you probably want ...


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This wire is usually connected to a bare wire ground if available, if not available and the box is metal connect it to the box. If you do not have an equipment ground the wire is not used. Current code allows a ground to be added as long as it comes from the same panel that feeds this circuit (it can come from another circuit if grounded and fed from the ...


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You can't generally tap a 3-way complex like that. - That is a 3-way switch. It's partner to another 3-way switch in a different location. Further, it is on a "spur", meaning the only wires that are here are 2 travelers (red and black) and a hot wire (presumably always-hot). Given that it is hot, the white wire must be re-marked with tape, paint or ...


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With a fan + remote, you have two chocices: Wire it so fan+light are controlled by remote, and ou can't use a dimmer. (can't dim the fan). Or, have fan controlled by remote and light controlled by switch, which can be a dimmer if it doesn't affect the fan. Code requires a light switch in a room that works You may have noticed that when you go into ...


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