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Old 06-22-2012, 07:35 PM   #16
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Hunter told me there is no other light kit for this specific fan... doesn't make sense but that is what they told me... tx tom

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PROBLEM SOLVED:

OK..here's what happened... After the manufacturer told me there were no light kits that could be put on the fan to replace the CFL's, I decided to replace my 3 fans.

I went out and bought fans with 3 - 60 watt candelabra lights... When my electrician opened the new fans he took the light fixture and said it should fit the original. SO he tried it and with a little elbow grease he got it to fit.

SO we ended up just replacing the fixtures on the fan...kept everything else the same. All works good.

BTW, you're probably wondering what I did with the 3 replacement fans I bought.. Since I had changed out the light fixtures I could not return them to where I bought them so I just put the CFL fixtures which will work on the new fans in the boxes that my replacement fans came in and donated them.. With the original receipt and tax write-off it almost cost me the same as buying the light fixture kits If they existed...

Thanks for all your suggestions,

Tom

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... When my electrician opened the new fans he took the light fixture and said it should fit the original. SO he tried it and with a little elbow grease he got it to fit.
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The fixture was no different than the generic lighting add-on kits available in the stores.. wattage same, etc... Opened both fans to see and everything was the same... no problem.. Tx
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The fixture was no different than the generic lighting add-on kits available in the stores.. wattage same, etc... Opened both fans to see and everything was the same... no problem.. Tx
You hope it isn't a problem, and I hope that it doesn't become one.

If everything is the same, WHY did it take a "little elbow grease to make it fit" ?

Bottom line, the warranty on the fan and light is gone (Hunter told you not to use another light kit), the UL listing is gone, and your installation is not code compliant.

Under the worst case scenario of a fire caused by that fan/light, your insurance might not cover the damages.
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Thanks for your comment.. I should have said it was the same as the other fixture, a tight fit..all screws, connectors, etc were the same location... & lined up...Tx t

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