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Local resource for Appliance Installation in Shreveport. 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.

Advanced Remodeling Specialists
(318) 679-1964
602 Crockett St
Shreveport, LA
Custom Construction & Remodeling
(318) 841-6761
721 Snow St
Shreveport, LA
Affordable Home Improvements
218 E. Ratcliff
Shreveport, LA
Roofing By Martinez Llc
(318) 603-0337
115 Mayo Rd
Shreveport, LA
Giles Z R Remodeling & Paint Contractors
(318) 861-6030
6202 Southern Ave
Shreveport, LA
Affordable Home Improvements of Shreveport Inc.
218 East Ratcliff
Sheveport, LA
Bathroom & Kithcen Renovations Painting
Years in Business

Xyz Building Services
(318) 347-5673
2000 Creswell Ave. Ste. B
Shreveport, LA
Superior Remodeling & Roofing Services Inc
(318) 746-0309
PO Box 6311
Bossier City, LA
Crawley Don Remodeling
(318) 865-0704
4741 Thornhill Ave
Shreveport, LA
Chucks Remodeling
(318) 868-1966
913 Robinhood St
Shreveport, LA

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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