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Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 11/22/2018

So I finally got a couple of days to focus on getting some work done (Thanksgiving) and so elected to taking down the ceiling fan itself.  I'd done a little bit of work the other day when I removed the light and discovered the tiny little bulbs that made the Great Room so dim.  

It all turned out to be a bit simpler than I actually thought it would be.  With the scaffold up to two lifts (about 12') then I could access the fan itself.  The first step was to take off the blades, which were affixed wit three screws per arm.  Once I got that down, I had to take a look at the ceiling fan box itself.

From way "down there" I had assumed the box was wood, basically a wooden block cut to fix the arch of the ceiling and a hole bored through the block for fan itself.  Once I was able to take a closer look I found that it was instead a heavy plastic, which surprised me rather a bit. Setting aside exactly what brand it was I removed the housing cover at the top to reveal the mechanism with the ceiling fan hanger (the standard ball fitting) and several wires connected with wire nuts.  I disconnected each (after double checking once more that the breaker to it was turned off) and then...simply lifted and lowered the whole fan assembly and downrod in one big piece.  Simpler than I would have thought.

While taking a lunch break I did some research on exactly what the ceiling fan box was.  Turned out that this is a much "heavier" assembly than your standard box--it's an Arlington FB-900.  These are rated to hold 200 pounds, which as it turns out Colleen had specifically asked for back when Tanglewood was being built.  It's basically exactly what they needed to handle the heavier weight of that chandelier--smart thinking indeed!

With food out of the way I was able to finish up pretty quickly.  There was some work disassembling the fan box and storing all the parts away properly, and of course I made sure to dust everything nicely as I packed them away (I had kept the original box the fan came in years ago).   

So it took a bit but most of my time (fortunately) wasn't spent Way Up High on the scaffold.  Next I need to do some research on the ceiling fan box and think about how I will hang the light; the wiring won't be a problem but I'm unsure about exactly how to fit it.  possibly I'll be able to use a ball system and hang the chandelier directly from that; I'll have to do some research. 

Getting there!


Steven in Colorado

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The fan before deconstruction from Way Down There....
....and a closeup of the fan.
The fan with the light assembly removed.
The connections with the housing removed and the wiring moved apart so it's easy to see. There's a rectangular box on the left hand side that is the wireless receiver for the remote.
The fan assembly removed and set down safely to the floor.
The fan box with all the bits removed.
A closeup of the fan box (the Arlington FB-900).


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