Saving Money By Installing Your Own Ceiling Fans - Page 5 - General Discussion - Contractor Talk

Saving Money By Installing Your Own Ceiling Fans

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-08-2009, 10:57 PM   #81
I like Green things
 
WarnerConstInc.'s Avatar
 
Trade: Architectural Mill Work
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: In a van, down by the river. Auburn, IN
Posts: 22,879
Rewards Points: 5,588

Re: Saving Money By Installing Your Own Ceiling Fans


Quote:
Originally Posted by Magnettica View Post
There will be after the HO tries to change out an old 3" pancake with 6 conductors in it!

Damn skippy. Or the 2 gang switch box that is also being used for 4 other functions as well.
WarnerConstInc. is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 06-08-2009, 10:59 PM   #82
Service & Repairs
 
Magnettica's Avatar
 
Trade: Electrician
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Rahway, New Jersey
Posts: 4,001
Rewards Points: 2,002

Re: Saving Money By Installing Your Own Ceiling Fans


Quote:
Originally Posted by WarnerConstInc. View Post
Damn skippy. Or the 2 gang switch box that is also being used for 4 other functions as well.
Exactly! Look at all these wires!
Magnettica is offline  
Old 06-08-2009, 11:04 PM   #83
I like Green things
 
WarnerConstInc.'s Avatar
 
Trade: Architectural Mill Work
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: In a van, down by the river. Auburn, IN
Posts: 22,879
Rewards Points: 5,588

Re: Saving Money By Installing Your Own Ceiling Fans


Quote:
Originally Posted by Magnettica View Post
Exactly! Look at all these wires!
Seems those only occur in an old metal box with about 1" of slack wire.
WarnerConstInc. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-08-2009, 11:07 PM   #84
General Contractor
 
greg24k's Avatar
 
Trade: New Home Construction-Additions-Remodeling
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,500
Rewards Points: 8,110

Re: Saving Money By Installing Your Own Ceiling Fans


I hear these stories from inspectors HO doing theirs own work they have to inspect, re-inspect and re-re-inspect theirs work, one inspector said it got to the point, he wanted to take his tools and do it himself just so he don't have to return to that house again and not only HO, Tree Fitty guys do the same work out there.
__________________
I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!
greg24k is offline  
Old 06-08-2009, 11:13 PM   #85
Service & Repairs
 
Magnettica's Avatar
 
Trade: Electrician
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Rahway, New Jersey
Posts: 4,001
Rewards Points: 2,002

Re: Saving Money By Installing Your Own Ceiling Fans


Quote:
Originally Posted by WarnerConstInc. View Post
Seems those only occur in an old metal box with about 1" of slack wire.
That's exactly right. But that's only 1 part of the job. The 2nd part of the job is changing out the box without disturbing any of the plaster and lathe. Sometimes rewiring an old kitchen light to a ceiling fan can take all day, some take 15 minutes.
Magnettica is offline  
Old 06-08-2009, 11:17 PM   #86
I like Green things
 
WarnerConstInc.'s Avatar
 
Trade: Architectural Mill Work
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: In a van, down by the river. Auburn, IN
Posts: 22,879
Rewards Points: 5,588

Re: Saving Money By Installing Your Own Ceiling Fans


Quote:
Originally Posted by Magnettica View Post
That's exactly right. But that's only 1 part of the job. The 2nd part of the job is changing out the box without disturbing any of the plaster and lathe. Sometimes rewiring an old kitchen light to a ceiling fan can take all day, some take 15 minutes.
Maybe I could have my electrcian call you for some tips on that.

I swear he fishes wire sometimes with a sledge hammer and sawzall.

Advertisement

WarnerConstInc. is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raising ceiling joists lou94stang Framing 10 05-27-2009 09:46 PM
fire rating of drop ceiling shesaremonclus General Discussion 8 04-30-2009 07:02 AM
installing a ceiling fan with light metiernan Electrical 25 04-05-2009 06:48 PM
Ceiling texture fun!! EricTheHandyman Drywall 2 04-01-2009 09:14 PM
Installing wallpaper on a ceiling ProWallGuy Wallpaper 3 06-28-2008 07:31 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?