COMMUNITY FORUM

Bechelli1

03:04PM | 10/09/05
Member Since: 10/08/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Is it possible to install a ceiling fan remote without installing it inside the ceiling unit? It seems that it takes the power wires and redistributes the power to the fan and the lights. Why can't it just be wired next to the wall switch (assuming I can find a box big enough). I'm not relishing the thought of removing the entire ceiling fan -- especially since it's in a bedroom and the bed under the fan is an air bed that is a beast to move.

househelper

05:13PM | 10/09/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
If the fan is wired to a switch, you can replace that switch with a fan control that will control speed and on/off. What you will not be able to do from the switch is reverse the fan.

Bechelli1

07:07PM | 10/09/05
Member Since: 10/08/05
2 lifetime posts
Using a rheostat or equivalent to control fan speed would be fine, but I'm talking about controlling both fan speed and the lights. That process is handled with a remote gadget that is supposedly wired into the upper part of the canopy

My question is whether that device can be installed in the wall instead of the canopy, since the only input for the device is black and white (and blue) wires for the basic power and lights.

Billhart

08:29PM | 10/09/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
There are several types of hardwired, box mounted fan controls.

One type is a speed control, including on/off.

The other type includes the fan control along with a light dimmer. They are all fit in the space of a standard "decor" style switch and fit in a standard box.

If you have acess to all 3 fan wires (fan, light, and neutral) then you can wire in one these.

All home horror stores have them.


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

With technology similar to that used by keyless ignition cars, the Kevo communicates with your iPhone via Bluetooth or a k... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1