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Appliance Installation Bismarck ND

Local resource for Appliance Installation in Bismarck. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to appliance installation and wiring, as well as advice and content on tutorials and guides to help you install home appliances.

Joe's Home Improvement
(701) 223-3620
1007 N 13th St
Bismarck, ND
All Seasons Roofing
(701) 258-9339
1500 Saber Dr
Bismarck, ND
Sparling Construction Inc
2011 Lovett Av
Bismarck, ND
Apple Creek Builders Inc
(701) 223-8799
1223 Continential Ave #4
Bismarck, ND
Your Home Improvement Company
(701) 255-1544
2700 State St
Bismarck, ND
Crazy D's Construction & Remodeling
(701) 258-5858
1237 S 22nd St
Bismarck, ND
Haider Glass Specialties
(701) 250-6787
1535 Park Ave
Bismarck, ND
Bergquist Bros
(701) 471-1736
2019 E Sweet Ave
Bismarck, ND
Sears Home Services

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Erhardt Construction
(701) 226-2128
6630 North Star Acres Road
Bismarck, ND
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How to Install a Ceiling Fan

Summary: Ceiling fans contribute to the temperature control in a house, and add a decorative touch to a room. Installing a ceiling fan can be an intimidating project. This article provides a step-by-step guide to installing a ceiling fan.

Step One – Inventory the Ceiling Fan Parts

It begins with two innocent boxes …. not too intimidating, right? Your perspective may change, however, upon emptying their contents.

Fortunately, ceiling fans come complete with instructions, including an inventory/parts list that will identify each of the components that you’ll be working with.

Figure 1 – Two Innocent Boxes

I’d recommend that you first inventory the individual components provided by the manufacturer, and lay them out in order of installation

Figure 2 – Inventory the Parts Before Beginning the Project

Step 2 - Remove the Old Fixture

This is the gem we’ve been living with since construction (electrician’s houses are notorious for unfinished electrical). Obviously, you must first remove the old fixture.

Ensure you have the power to the light source you will be working on disconnected. As a safety precaution, use a circuit tester to confirm that there is no power to the circuit. Take note of which wires inside the outlet box are connected to the original light fixture.

Figure 3 – The “Plastic Chandelier”

In our case, the outlet was pre-wired and switched separately for a light and a fan combination. We had a neutral (white), a black (hot) wire from the fan switch, and a red (hot) from the light switch, all in a 3-wire cable with ground (bare/copper).

Figure 4 – Removing the Old Fixture

Step 3 - Mount the Fan Blades

Some fan blades are reversible (as shown in Figure 5).

Figure 5 – Reversible Fan Blades

Select the desired color that you wish to be exposed and mount the brackets to the blades as per instructions provided by the manufacturer. Typically, this involves a three-bolt system, each insulated with fabric washers.

Installing a ceiling fan is a great “two-man” project. As seen in Figure 6, a capable assistant can mount the blade hardware, while you proceed with step 4.

Figure 6 – Capable Assistant Mounting Blade Hardware

Step 4: Mount Canopy to Motor Assembly

Depending upon the height and slope of your ceiling (as discussed earlier), you have the choice of either a ceiling hugger or the down rod option. For this project, we are using the ceiling hugger option and thus the canopy mounts directly to the motor assembly without using the down rod (See Figure 7). Review the instructions provided with your fan.

Figure 7 – Mount the Canopy to the Motor Assembly

Step 5: Mounting the Base Plate to the Outlet Box

Before getting to this step (Figure 8) you must ensure that the outlet box is securely mounted t...

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