What is the correct way for outdoor ceiling fan installation?

Last updated on August 11th, 2021 at 06:24 am

An outdoor ceiling fan is an efficient way of keeping your exposed porch or gazebo cooled down during summers. Its installation process is easy and does not require an electrician. However it is time consuming, which means you might need a whole weekend for this project. Make sure that you follow all the safety implications; lack of them might become dangerous. There should be no obstructions at the installation site and the power from the circuit board should be switched off. The manufacturer’s instructions regarding installation safety should be carefully read and followed.

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What do you need for installation?

There are certain tools required for this process. You require diagonal pliers for cutting and indenting of wires. They strip the electrical insulation from the end of the wire and are advised as a must have. A voltage tester should ensure that there is no electrical current flowing through the wires. Pliers are needed to firmly hold the object in place and to fasten the screws. An electrical tape is needed to secure electrical wires and other conductors. It is pressure sensitive and long lasting, which means it, provides permanent solutions. A ladder is supposed to be used to reach to the ceiling. A dusk mask will protect you from dust and allergens. The cordless drill helps in making easy holes.

After collecting all the tools, you should start focusing on the electrical work now. You will have to mount the ceiling fan with a power source that will be connected to a proper circuit. After this, mount the bracket to the junction box, which means that the fan will be connected to an existing circuit board. After this the wires from the junction box are connected to the machine, and then the blade is fastened onto the machine. It is important for you to carefully mount the blades and adjust them. They should be screwed onto the machine very securely. Turn on the fan and observe it. In case of wobbliness, turn it off and fix the problem.

There are some aspects to keep in mind. The blades should move in an anti-clockwise movement. In this position, more air will be pushed resulting a more efficient fan. It is better for you to buy a fan with less number of blades. The lesser the blades, the more air will be between the blade gaps, which means a cooler environment will be provided.



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