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Old 09-03-2017, 08:01 PM   #1
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Well hung one on the bottom cord of beam and it was too low even with the shortest down rod. Customer decides to put cross beams in and wants them hung on these....So after waiting weeks and then some more wiring the job get's done.....Well sort of

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The pancake boxes on the bottom of the beam won't allow fan canopy to flush against beam....So I get fan wobble on high....as an after thought i thought about routing and insetting the pancake then the fan hanger bracket would be flush against the beam and likewise the canopy

If I omitted the pancake and just attached the hanger bracket I have no real place to ground the power supply unless I tapped the hanger bracket for a ground screw and that's a stupid idea
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Hole saw, chisel, pancake, your done.
10 minutes tops.

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Hole saw, chisel, pancake, your done.
10 minutes tops.
That should take the wobble out.......Yes?
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That should take the wobble out.......Yes?
If the fan is tight and balanced
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Hole saw, chisel, pancake, your done.
10 minutes tops.
With my little magnet tray( so I don't lose screws) it shouldn't take long to disassemble the fan and reassemble, the canopy screws are the worst to feed in.

Out of the box these fans were a PITA...takes a good half hour to assemble the damn blades...got these stupid rubber grommets
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Wait, wait, wait. No regular pancake, needs ti be fan rated.
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Hole saw, chisel, pancake, your done.
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That's exactly how you would have done it without even thinking about it ain't it?

I got one more to hang over there on the front porch anyway so I'll just rehang these hope it don't take too long.
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Wait, wait, wait. No regular pancake, needs ti be fan rated.
I know that's the ones I used...they have a ground screw in them and tapped sleeves for the hanger bracket
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Fans go better with extra hands....
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This is when it would be nice to have your own computerized plasma cutter. You could have steel platters cut that are slightly bigger in diameter than the shroud, along with a hole in the middle for the wires, four screw holes, and mount these first to the beam.

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