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  1. Electrical
    I’ve done several fans but this particular install has me stumped. The fans work fan (cycle on/off) never tripped. However, on the same set of switches I have outdoor lights that share that breaker (but do not share the switch). If I flip their switch they immediately trip the breaker. When I...
  2. Electrical
    I installed a ceiling fan. While it was running with the light off, the fan popped and sparked. I took the housing down to see what was going on with the wiring. I followed the directions, white to white, ground to ground, black to black and blue (from the fan). There is spot on blue wire...
  3. Electrical
    I'm installing a ceiling fan with light. Fan/light has Green, Black, White and Black/White wires. Ceiling box has separate Black, White and Copper wires AND BUNDLED Black, White and Copper wires... NO RED WIRES. There are TWO wall switches - one for fan, one for light. The previous fan/light...
  4. Electrical
    I am in the idle of installing a ceiling fan. The wife wanted a ceiling medallion which is 2 inches thick. I used extended screws. When I got to the part of wiring, I realized the extended screws meant the hanger is not directly in contact with the ceiling box. I also have a bare copper wire...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    Hey, Hopefully I can get pointed in the right direction for this one. I am just starting to scrape my sons bedrooms textured ceiling to remove that 'popcorn' texture (which I have done before, though not in my current house) and I remove his ceiling fan/light only to discover a pretty...
  6. Electrical
    We are renovating an older home. I started to put up ceilings fans in the bedrooms, but found something I had not seen before. When I pulled the old light down I found 4 separate 110 wires had been routed into the box. The 4 4 black wires were all tied together and taped, 3 of the white wires...
  7. Electrical
    I am trying to install a new ceiling fan in a spot that was previously occupied by a regular ceiling light, which was controlled by two light switches. The house was built in 1900 and I am not sure if or when the wiring was updated. The problem that I am having is that I am seeing 6 wires...
  8. Electrical
    Hi, just wondering if anyone here knows about how much it costs to install a 36 inch ceiling fan? The previous fan broke and was taken down so I just need someone to put the new one in. I also have a more complex job in another room. I need an electrician to cut a hole in the ceiling for a 44...
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