How to Install a Ceiling Fan Without a Down Rod

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Just because you don't have a down rod doesn't mean that you can't install a ceiling fan in your home. Install a ceiling fan without a down rod 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 show you how to install a ceiling fan without a down rod. Now for this job you're going to need a couple different things. For this job we'll be using a battery powered drill with a Phillips tip bit and wire nuts. Now normally when you put the down rod in, it'll sit like this. The only thing you have to do differently is remove the down rod and throw it away. Then you will mount the bowl, the trim that goes with your ceiling fan, right up against the ceiling here where these screws are. So what I've done is I've gone ahead and put these screws in to match the open slots on my ceiling fan. Here we have our ceiling fan already put together. We have our blades on, our sconces in, and up here on our mounting bracket there is a hook that allows you to suspend the ceiling fan without having to hold it or have somebody else hold it. That way you can go ahead and wire everything up. So right here we will take our black wire and our blue wire, which controls your light and your fan motor, and hook it to our black wire here. Next we'll take our white wire, which is your neutral wire, and hook it up to the white wire coming out of the ceiling. Now with all this extra wire that we have left over you don't want to cut it off, what you'll do is go ahead and wrap it around the mounting bracket up here and tuck it in so that way it's out of your way when you're putting the ceiling fan up. Now that we have everything wired up it's time to go ahead, lift your ceiling fan up, and mount it on those screws up there. Now, after you get it in those screws it's not secure yet until you install the other screws. So make sure there's not a lot of people walking around or somebody knocks it, because it will fall. And there you have it. That's how you can install a new ceiling fan without a down rod. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors. Thanks for watching, good luck with this project.


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