How do you reattach a broken fan pull chain in a bathroom ceiling fan?
With most pull chain fan switches, you'll need to replace the switch, though on some models you may be able to reattach the chain. To replace the switch, you will need to know whether it operates the fan or light. If the switch goes to the fan, you will need to know how many speeds the fan has. Here's how to go about it:
- Start by turning off the circuit breaker to the fan.
- Next, remove the cover on the fan housing or the globe light so you can access the switch, and unscrew the nut on the outside of the switch that holds it on.
- Pull the switch out of the housing from the inside, leaving the
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How for a ceiling fan or lamp fitting can you re-attach the light pull chain which has been pulled off?
The chain probably connects to a small switch inside the fan body. If you open the fan up, you can see if there's enough chain left to attach a new length of chain. If the chain is completely broken off the switch, you can replace the switch. They are inexpensive and easy to find at most hardware… stores. Another answer Yes, you can replace the pull chain itself and/or the switch. On most fans there is a chain on the side for the fan - it's usually one pull for fast, another for medium, a third for slow and a fourth for off. The pull chain for the lamp is in the middle on the bottom of the fan, just below the lamp(s). Most ceiling fans with lamps have three small screws you remove at the very base of the lamp. You can unscrew the base and carefully pull it down. If it looks like something you can repair or replace, turn off breaker or remove the fuse that controls the lamp before you continue. The switch is easily removed and disconnected, but one thing you have to watch out for. Many fans do not just use a simple on-off pull chain switch. Some fan lights use a fixture with three or four lamps, and the pull switch will turn on one lamp on the first pull, two with the 2nd pull and all of them on the 3rd pull, then the next pull turns it all off. The switch will have 3 or 4 wires, and you should make sure you label the wires so you can put them back properly. As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. (MORE)
Are you referring to a regular paddle fan or an exhaust fan? In simple terms, if there isn't already a pull chain there you cannot add one (unless there are provisions for one and it has just broken off). You're better off using a switch to control the fan.
yes. If the fan can be reversed it should be set to blow air up since cold air is heavy it stays low to the ground and by reversing the fan to pull the air upward this should help keep room cooler.
Answer . Bathroom ceiling vent fans carry no warnings about continuous use. A fan in good condition, used in a good environment, will not heat excessively.. However, a defective, older, or worn fan, or a fan that is binding or prevented from turning, or operated where airflow is blocked, can ov…erheat, possibly dangerously. If a fan is making any kind of grinding or squealing noise, it should not be operated. A fan that does not turn freely should not be turned on.. Such defective fans should be replaced, and it is good practice to replace any older ceiling fan (over six years) as a matter of course. They operate in harsh conditions, often ventilating moist or dirty, smoky air. A good quality, new fan will likely be quieter and more efficient, and it won't have the wear problems that can cause overheating.. Answer . Potentially it is a fire hazard. Many vent fans use an open frame motor that depends upon air flow past it for cooling, and some vent fans are enclosed in plastic housings. Over time, dust and lint can collect on this open frame motor, insulating it from the air flow and causing it to heat up. Eventually, if it gets hot enough, it can fail electrically and blow a spark. This spark can ignite the dust and lint, and if the housing is plastic the housing can ignite as well. This becomes a serious problem. More here, about an actual case where this happened: http://www.softwareforlandlords.com/maint1.php (MORE)
You are installing a ceiling fan in your bathroom and you have an outlet wire that runs across the ceiling down the wall so can you cut that wire and splice in the fan wiring using a junction box?
Physically you won't be able to cut this wire that is in place, insert a box and re-splice it. To make a legal splice in an electrical box you have to have 6 inches of wire protruding from the box. This extra wire allows you enough length to splice with wire-nuts and add pigtails to accommodate the …switch. Remember all splices in electrical wire have to be made in a junction box. Most electrical fires are started at poor connections and that is why junction boxes are used to contain a fire if it starts.. . As you asked this question here, the best advice anyone can give you is to check with a local licensed electrician or your local electrical safety authority to find out for sure what the wiring code in your locality (town/state) says about doing this change to your household AC wiring. The wiring codes and regulations are much stricter in many countries these days - some codes make it illegal to do this kind of work if you are not a licensed electrician in any room area or space which is likely to get water spray or splashes, such as a bathroom, shower room, laundry, pool area or similar.. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. If you do this work yourself, always turn off the power at the breaker box/fuse panel BEFORE you attempt to do any work AND always use an electrician's test meter having metal-tipped probes (not a simple proximity voltage indicator) to insure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. . (MORE)
It is certainly NOT recommended. You will be better off to purchase a new set of blades.
You can find replacement switches for ceiling fan at most hardware store and home centers. There are three different switches that are common to most fans. You have the pull chain switch that controls the light, the pull chain switch that controls the three fan speeds and the fan direction switch. T…o change them you don't need to know too much about electricity other than to turn the power off at the breaker. You remove your old switch and install the new switch reusing the same connections in the same order.. . Most replacement pull-chain three speed fan switches come with diagrams. DO NOT CUT the wires on old switch until you are prepared to cut one of the wires, strip it and insert in in the same numbered slot in the new switch. The old and new switch have numbers 1, 2, 3 and L (Line) designations. Match them and you should be good to go. Follow the safety directions above. Also, do this before summer sets in. It gets hot near the ceiling!. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. . If you do this work yourself, always turn off the power at the breaker box/fuse panel BEFORE you attempt to do any work AND always use an electrician's test meter having metal-tipped probes (not a simple proximity voltage indicator) to insure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.. (MORE)
In a ceiling fan there is an single phase induction motor. Single phase stator produces a non rotating, pulsating magnetic field.The single coil excited by a single phase current produces two counter rotating magnetic field phases, coinciding twice per revolution at 0 degrees and 180 degrees. When… the phases rotate to 90 degree and -90 degree they cancel. At 45 deg and -45 deg they are partially additive along the +x axis and cancel along the y axis. The sum of these two phases is a phasor stationary in space, but alternating polarity in time. Thus, no starting torque is developed. So, in order to generate the starting torque we have to split the phase in two. This configuration comprises two windings main winding W1 and auxiliary winding W2, a centrifugal switch SW1 and a capacitor. The two windings are wound with a geometric offset, effectively making a second set of poles phase shifted within the stator. The capacitor provides a phase shift to the current flowing in W1 and we therefore have a "two phase" motor while the switch is closed. When the motor is almost up to speed, the switch opens disconnecting W1 and the capacitor. The motor can be reversed by reversing the connections of either W1 or W2 (but not both) The start winding (W1) and the start capacitor provide for a rotating magnetic field in one direction enabling the motor to start. (MORE)
It is virtually impossible on some of the cheaper fans. There are special weights available at most home repair centers (Depot & Lowes) that work well on some fans. You can buy a good fan for under $100.00. Stay away from the $20.00 fan at the discount store. I have used pennys and super glue to bal…ance a shop fan but I do not advise it.. Hi: First clean all blades thoroughly and then measure each and every one from one spot to the ceiling at extreme end of both end of the blades.. If you have wobble or looseness of any kind then get rid of that so your adjustments will stay where you set them.. Once your blades are all in correct orrientation to the ceiling you let the blade run slowly with a old wood yard stick at mark just at where you set the blades for end height. Piece of white chalk barely sticking out and any fan wobble will show you heavy side of blade.. Get a blade balance kit which often comes with the fan with full instruction. But if not!No worries, Home depots and such sell them. Use the temperory clip on and move it outward from inside until you find best balance spot then do another either right or left until wobble is all gone. Place permanent weights exactly behind the blades with self adhesive and remove the temporory clips. Bingo!!!!!!. Hope this Helps. Jimiwane (MORE)
Without knowing some more facts, there could be several different answers to explain why a ceiling fan's lights "go out": . someone has turned them off at the switch for the lights on the fan unit; . the light bulbs are "dead" and need replacing because their filaments have broken; . there is a… fuse protecting the lighting circuit and it needs replacing because it blew from the surge of high current that sometimes happens when a light bulb "dies"; . there is a timer in the fan unit which turns the lights off after a certain period of time; . the wiring from the switch to the light has become disconnected; . the switch in the fan that controls the lights is broken and needs to be replaced... (MORE)
A ceiling fan is very effective on a 9 ft ceiling because it iscapable of circulating warm and cool air. It can help considerablewith heating and cooling costs.
Generally speaking, fan blade length corresponds to air dispersal. In other words, the bigger the blades, the more air is moved by the fan's operation. Larger rooms shold look at fans with larger blades, and smaller rooms should look at fans with smaller blades.
There should be a small slide switch on the fan. Turn it off and let it stop then move the slide switch then restart it and it should go in the other direction. If you are smart enough to ask a question on answers.com you should be smart enough to change the direction of a ceiling fan!
3 speed ceiling fan w light and pull chains single wall switch has blue for motor Tried black black blue and white white and both greens to bare etc Can get fan and light working but light stays on?
I had the same experience. If the fan turns on/off with its pull chain but the light doesn't, then the switch behind the light's pull-chain is broke and needs to be replaced.
well im not quite sure, but i think you get a fan ceiling first, and then you have to make a hole in the ceiling to get the fan from hanging down. then you... i dont know call a ceiling expert :)
If the old chain has been complete pulled out of the fan, then your only option will be to replace the switch located inside the fan. there are usually 3-5 wires connected to this switch. . These switches are typically available at most home improvement centers, but note that there are several type…s. And it is best to bring the old switch with you. . But consider that this repair is on 110VAC household current. And is best done by a qualified service person or electrician. Incorrectly installing the switch can lead to safety & fire hazards. (MORE)
The chain operates a switch inside the fan's casing. It is most likely that switch is stuck in the "on" position" and less likely that the chain itself is stuck in the casing somehow. Ask someone who knows how to work safely on electrical appliances to check that switch to find out if it can b…e fixed or if you will need to buy a new switch and have it fitted. As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself, on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances, always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. (MORE)
only the very expensive ones which are considered like Harvard or Yale there. any lower, they have to deal with the weather. hope i have helped
Actually, I don't like bathroom fans. They do get rid of odours and steam, but at the same time are literally pumping the warm air out of your house, causing your furnace to turn on generating more hot air to be blown out. I prefer those scented candles to get rid of odours and don't mind a bit of s…team for a few minutes. (MORE)
First make sure there is no power going to the regulator. You find the wires that are coming from the j box or regulator. You then wire one of each wire to one of each wire to the ceiling fan. You then tape the wires together but separate from each other. Then you continue to finish hanging the fan.… (MORE)
Roof fans circle air starting from the ceiling into your space to assist it with feeling cooler in summer. Table fans likewise flow air, yet rather than pushing it down, they move it outward. Furthermore, table fans can be situated close windows to draw in all the more natural air. Both sorts of fan…s have a few points of interest and drawbacks, however the best decision for your home relies on upon your needs and space. (MORE)
The angle of pitch of the fan blade in relationship to the air it is moving through forces the air to move along the blade angle surface depending on the rotational direction of the blade. To reverse the rotation of the blades there should be a reversing switch on the fan body. Remember in the winte…r time your ceiling fan should push the room air in an upwards motion and in the summertime the ceiling fan should push the room air in a downwards motion. (MORE)
First remove the fan. check to see if the rough in box is loose and make sure a box that is fastened between the joist bays has been used. I cant tell you how many homeowners try to mount to a regular work box. Next make sure the mounting plate for the fan if there is one is lagged to the joist. If …there is still play in the fan. make sure all the blades are tight. some times a loose blade or a blade installed the wrong way will throw it out. You should probably do this step first. (MORE)
A ceiling fan provides air circulation which can make the air immediately around your body cooler (because if the air is stagnant the heat from your body will make you feel warmer than the actual room temperature). It is important to note that a ceiling fan actually contributes heat to a room, so… if no one is going to be present to enjoy its effects, you might as well turn it off. (MORE)
you can reinforce it It may also need to be balanced, make sure none of the blades are chipped or broken.
Low profile just means that the fan hangs down less then the other ones. If a standard fan hung down 12 inches as an example, anything that hung less then 12 inches could be considered as having a lower profile.
Well, for smaller rooms such as bedrooms usually the 42 inch is better for those rooms, usually larger rooms such as great rooms, living rooms, master bedrooms, the best choice is the 52 inch.
Capacitor helps a motor generate a starting torque. once the torque is produced and motor rotates capacitor acts as a current path. technically capacitor creates a phase difference.
Im a ceiling fan expert, the fastest ceiling fans are like some good brands like Hunter and Casablancas. Industrials can reach 400RPM/4000RPM on high. 4-Bladed fans seem to spin fast. Light-Bladed fans go fast too.
iT IS CALLED A "STOP". SINCE IT IS ON A CHAIN YOU MIGHT CALLED IT A "PINCH STOP".
Outdoor ceiling fans can be both safe and unsafe depending on how you look at them. They are dangerous is you have children who may stick their fingers in the wrong spots. But outdoor ceiling fan accidents have been down in recent years due to an increase in attention to safety.
Large hardware stores and home remodeling centers have a variety of information on ceiling fans. Information may included, but not limited to energy efficiency and cost and installation.
Ceiling Fan stores depend on the area where you are located. They are located often in major metropolitan areas. Often times, major retailers like Lowes or Home Depot have extensive selections available, including order through catelogue.
Home Depot offers a wide range of ceiling fans starting at around $50. There high quality fans reach the price of $650. It all depends on the type of fan that you want.
A ceiling fan is used to circulate a specific amount of air around in a room, liken it to creating a breeze within a room for cooling. When the breeze hits the skin evaporation takes place on the skin giving the feeling of being cooler. A bathroom fan is an extractor. It takes a specific volume of …air within the bathroom and removes the air through a vent pipe to an outside air vent. The purpose of the extractor fan is to take the humid air caused by a bath or shower and physically remove it from the home. High humidity in the home can cause mildew which is known to cause repository problems in human beings. (MORE)
If the fan will not turn on -- first check the circuit breaker. Sometimes the starting capacitor goes bad which will prevent a good motor from starting. In that case you need a competent electrical service man to replace the bad capacitor. Sometimes the switch to which a chain is connected goes bad,… in which case you also need a competent electrical technician/serviceman to replace the switch. If the switch and the capacitor are good, than it is probably a bad motor, in which case you buy a new fan. (MORE)
It is most likely used in conjunction with a starting winding in asingle-phase motor to make it start the correct way.
To wire a ceiling an regulator the proper wires, the proper tools, and the proper instructions for the model fan regulator being used must be obtained.
Well, like most things in life, the answer is "it depends". The biggest determining factor is the size of the space being cooled and the conditions that you're using the fan in. There's a rough guide on the LightsOnline.com site that lists size of guidelines of ceiling fans and rooms: . About 50… square feet. 29" fan. About 75 square feet. 36" fan. About 100 square feet. 42" fan. About 225 square feet. 52" fan. About 400 square feet. 56" fan. More than 400 sq. ft.. 2 fans . Now, if the fan is for an outdoor area, be sure to get an outdoor fan. They tend to be made of more durable materials that can withstand moisture and elemental exposure. Hopefully, this helps! (MORE)
How for a ceiling fan or lamp fitting can you re attach the light pull chain which has been pulled off?
If the chain has pulled loose inside the lamp switch you will have to replace the switch with a new one. You can purchase them at any hardware store.
How do you rewire a wall switch to control both ceiling fan and light. The switch currently furns the fan on and off but the light has to be controlled with a pull chain?
Open up the ceiling box and disconnect the blue wire coming from the light and connect it to the black wire coming from the fan. Be sure and put a wire nut on the wire where the light was connected before you removed it. The wall switch is controlling power to the wire where the fan is connected so …when you connect the blue fan wire to that connection you will be sending power to both the fan and light from the wall switch. (MORE)
i think it depends on what brand or what watt it uses check and it might tell you
When the fan pulls air up to the ceiling it pushes warm air back down to heat the room. Turn the fan the other direction and it send a cooling breeze.
> No lightning can hit a building affecting the lighting that comes from the fan > or can short circuit the house but not directly hit a ceiling fan. > Answered by SMCherry originally. I disagree with SMCherry on this. I do agree that it is highly unlikely a direct strike on a ceiling fan wil…l occur though it is not impossible. Any electrical circuit connected to earth ground could be the target of a strike. I do agree with SMCHerry that generally appliances in homes are damaged by the massive electrical surge caused when a lightning strike hits a near by a home such as an external power line, not by a direct hit to the appliance itself. It was originally thought that even electrical supply lines buried deep in the ground were immune from lightning strikes. The theory was that the earth would dissipate the energy before contacting the power lines and therefore not effect the buried power lines. Testing has proven this theory to be incorrect. Power lines buried in the ground and even encased in conduit (metal pipes used to protect the wiring) have been obliterated by the massive energy released by lightning. Lightning does take the quickest easiest path to ground and a strike on a home near a ceiling fan is most likely to find alternate paths to ground first prior to coming into contact with the fan. However lightning can generate gigawatts of energy - for the non technical out there that's one hell-a-va lot of power and strikes seldom take a single path to ground. Simply watch any video of lightning strikes and you will see many strikes/paths in one discharge. See the related link for an example. (MORE)
A ceiling fan can lower the feel of a roomâ°ÃÂªs temperature by 8 degrees, which means ONE can raise the thermostat, and save on air conditioning bills.
You can get rid of ants with ant killer. You may have to removeyour ceiling fan so that you can get all of the ants.
1. either change the batteries 2. put down the tv remote and find the air conditioning remote.
A convenient place to view many styles of ceiling fans is the website of Lyon Lighting. You will be able to view traditional, classic, modern and designer models of ceiling fans. An alternative site is Arcadian Home who also have a good selection.
"Hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowes cell modern ceilingfans. Also, some trendy furniture stores sell them, although theyaid less in their installation." I didn't see many styles I liked when going into Home Depot orLowes, so I find that online retailers seem to be the best andfasted way to a… better selection. One website I foundmodernfanoutlet seems to have a really good selection. I also foundanother website, modernfan that had some nice ones, but they seemto be a manufacturer and do not sell directly to the public. As forif one needs installation it isn't hard to find. Any liscensedelectriciain can tackle the task of installing a ceiling fan. As amatter of fact it's so easy most anyone even half way handy can doit on their own. (MORE)
Ceiling fans in bathrooms are usually installed in the centre of the room. This way the whole room will get an even extraction and change of air.