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on a 1 to 5 scale how hard is it to install a celing fan??

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by twoslo4five0, May 4, 2007.

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difficulty on a celing fan install..

  1. 1-anyone can do it

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    21.7%
  2. 2-anyone in ck5 with a lil mechnaical experiance can do it

    13 vote(s)
    56.5%
  3. 3-moderatly hard but easy to learn

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  4. 4-some can do it no prob but most cant

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  5. 5-leave it to a pro

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  6. 6-neekid-had to put that in there...

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  1. twoslo4five0

    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i wanna put a celing fan in a room without a celing light in it..i have all the stuff to put it in but how difficult is it...im always trying to save a couple bucks in this case 75...any tips suggestions would also be helpfull..thanks..
     
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    It may be really easy - or it could be a pain in the butt - I've seen it both ways. For me, right now, I'd pay someone $75 to install it - but for you that may not make sense.

    It really depends on what kind of access you have and how it was initially wired.
     
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    With no ceiling light already in place, it will probably be a pain... I'd pay the $75...
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Find out if that $75 is for a room with a light already. I picked #1 but that assumes you have access above the ceiling (like an open atic). If you don't I'd call it a #3.
     
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    I agree, if there's no light fixture already, it's a pain in the ass (and wiring in a switch is an asspain too) I can't stand insulation either, so I try and stay out of the attic.

    Replacing an existing light or fan=easy as hell

    Installing a fan from scratch=well worth $75
     
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    mr.smartass 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah all I had to do was run a wire to the eave of a house the other day for a motion light, came out covered in sweat and fiberglass... it sucks. I suppose you could just run the tacky chain with wire threaded through it over to the fixture... but I wouldn't.
     
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    Very easy to do, that is, if you're home-repair saavy.

    Pay for my plane ticket both ways and I will install it for you, free of charge.
     
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    On a side-job scale, I'd charge at least $200 to install a ceiling fan when there is no existing switch or light. Pay the $75. You would need a special ceiling fan rated box, it has to be secured to the ceiling joists with a ceiling fan rated bracket, a box for the switch needs to be cut into the wall, wire fishe to the switch from a power source, wires fished between the switch box and fan box.....

    Probably take a few hours, more if there is no access above the ceiling.
     
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    No rust in the attic.

    I think dropping a line for a new switch and putting in a fan would be easier than doing a 3/4 ton swap. More on par with a front brake job.
     
  10. twoslo4five0

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    there is an open attic a switch w/power already in place all i have to do is run a wire up the wall to the attic and cut a box in the celing...alreay have the box wire and everything...im gonna get started on it this morning...when my car battery died yesterday it kinda made my mind up for me...
     
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    $$$ That'll do it every time. Just don't halfass the box mount.
     
  12. twoslo4five0

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    the bax has a brace which i guess goes in between the joists then it scews into them i guess...i will find out shortly
     
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    That brace is a little cheesy, but it will work for the smaller fans just fine. I have used them several times. Make sure you get it tight as possible.
     
  14. twoslo4five0

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    well i got started and relized that im just gonna give someone the money to install it...oh well
     
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    well i got it all done today..took my buddy about 2 hours to do so IMO it was worth 75 bucks...so now im broke oh well...
     

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