Mounting Ceiling Fans on a Sloped Ceiling

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Mounting ceiling fans on a sloped ceiling will require a battery-powered drill and a few other basic items. Learn all about mounting ceiling fans on a sloped ceiling with help from a Foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors and today, I'm going to talk to you about how to mount a ceiling fan on a sloped ceiling. For this job you're going to need a couple of different tools. For this job I'll be using a battery powered drill with a Philips tidbit, a ball mounting bracket for your ceiling fan, your mounting ball and various sizes of downrod depending on how far down you actually need to go and that depends on the slope of your ceiling. When mounting the ceiling fan on sloped ceiling, you do it basically the same way you mount it on a flat ceiling. The only difference is you take your mounting bracket here and it has this little thing here which slides the ball into it. Now, on the backside, there's a lock to keep the ball from spinning. So, what you'll do is you'll determine how far down you need to go with your downrod. You can buy them in various sizes all the way up to 72 inches. So, here we just have a one foot downrod. What you'll do is you'll take and place the ball over it, slide it through, put your pin in the hole and line it up with the groves for the pin to slide in. What this does is it locks it into place and keeps it from spinning. Then, you'll run your electrical wires down through the downrod and you'll take and place it on the bracket. So, that way, you can mount your fan down here and you'll have a nice sturdy support beam coming down, so that way your fan doesn't wobble a lot. Now, when you put your mounting rod in with the ball, it will automatically go straight down and the you just mount your fan down here on the downrod through this hole here. So, we have our wires here and we'll feed our wires through the downrod and out the other side. Then you remove the screw and you have some holes right through here. What you'll do is you'll take your pin, slide it through the holes. Then, you'll tighten your screws back up. Now, when you're choosing the right size downrod, you want to make sure that you get one that pushes the fan far enough away from the ceiling. That way, when your blades are going around, they're not coming anywhere close to hitting your ceiling. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors. Thanks for watching and good luck with this project.

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