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Retrofitting a Ceiling Fan

With common-sense wiring and the right hardware, you can replace an existing light fixture with a breeze in almost any room in the house

A ceiling fan improves a room's climate and its overall appearance, and the units are fairly easy to install -- all good reasons why retrofits are so popular. Written by an electrical contractor, this article discusses the important aspects of a ceiling-fan retrofit: namely, using fan-rated outlet boxes and checking the existing wiring, as well as other installation tips.

Retrofitting a Ceiling Fan

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