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The Ultimate Ceiling Fan Installation Quiz
by Staff
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.
  • Take measurements.
  • 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
  • with wirenuts

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?

  • a lawyer
  • an electrician
  • a ceiling expert