Installing a ceiling fan might seem to be beyond the reach of the do-it-yourselfer, but it's easier than it may seem. Follow the eight simple steps in this quiz and you'll see you've got the reach to install a ceiling fan.
When installing a ceiling fan, what must you do first?
Cut the power.
Unscrew the old one.
How are most ceiling fans attached to their fixtures?
They're usually held together with commercial-strength tape.
They're usually fastened with a strong staple gun.
They're usually bolted or screwed in.
Why would you use masking tape when installing a ceiling fan?
to bind the wires together
to label each wire as you disconnect it
to tape the cover onto the fan blades
What use is it to note the color of each wire?
You need to know so that you can choose the colors you like.
You need to know so that you can make decorative color combinations.
You need to know so that you can attach the correct wires together.
How do you connect the wires?
with a wire-stripper
with electrical tape
What is contained in the junction box?
plastic or metal parts
the electrical connections
the ceiling fan blades
When in doubt about how to correctly install the fan, what should you do?
Ask a friend.
Check the manufacturer's instructions.
Call an electrician.
What are the typical wire colors that you'd find in the ceiling fan?
blue and yellow
black and white
red and gray
The last step when installing a ceiling fan is to:
Call your mother .
Allow a 24-hour waiting period before turning it on.
Reconnect the circuit and test it out.
You've installed a new ceiling fan, but it doesn't turn on. Who can you ask for help?