How to install a ceiling fan properly with the help of James Tully's House Calls.
We're seeing a week of hot temperatures, and several record highs have been broken.
It’s the reason Sydney wants a ceiling fan installed in his room; the AC just isn’t enough.
He has an idea how to do it…
"You un screw the cap and do some wires, but I don’t really want to do that."
And we don’t blame him.
Handyman Paul Schramm knows how to connect wires safely, so we called him in to help.
Stay safe and you'll find installing a ceiling fan is very easy and affordable. We found a ceiling fan, a lower end model, that was less than $50.
The kits have everything you need, except a voltage tester. Testers are very affordable, and they will keep you from touching hot wires.
The first thing you will want to do is make sure the electrical box in your ceiling can hold the weight of spinning fan. Some fans can weigh up to 50 lbs.
Try to gently pull down on the box. If it moves, you may need to re-attach the box with stronger screws or fasteners.
If you don’t want to get shocked doing this job you need this. Absolutely you can buy a tester for ten bucks.
After you've turned off the appropriate breaker, the voltage tester shows you the wires are not hot, and when it's time to turn your attention to the wiring:
Items you’ll need: Ceiling fan kit, screw driver, voltage tester.
Have questions? Email James Tully: James.Tully@wfts.com
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