The light in our old one, installed before we bought the house ten years
ago, no longer works. The whole unit has rattled like crazy at high speed
for the whole ten years, too.
My husband actually knows how to install one! He has installed three others
in the house.
My question is, what are the factors I should consider when buying one? We
plan to pick one up later today or tomorrow. They seem pretty cheap, so we
could actually get a pretty nice one if there is a reason to spring for one
of the better models.
Thanks, you guys are just great!
Thats what we did. 2 weeks later I saw the identical model for 35$ at Kmart
<grin>. I would not have know it was a decent model though if I hadnt seen
it working at Lowes. Paid 75$ (this is the smaller one for the bedroom).
That would be the women *you* hang out with, apparently. My husband and I
agreed on the decorative elements on one of them today, but I did not want
it because I did not like the fact that it took three 40-watt fru-fru
lightbulbs that Lowe's did not even carry.
2 pieces of advice. 1- have him take a peek at the attic side of the fan
'foundation' to make sure the rattling isnt from poor construction up there.
He may need to reinforce something. It's good to know in advance so if he
needs to get anything else, he can do it in the same trip. 2- If you can,
try to look at a place that has the fans actually setup with a demo one in
use. Lowes etc usually has that. Some of them don't look as spiffy as you
may think from the box picture.
I made a reverse mistake and got one that looks too spiffy for the bedroom
<grin>. I need to get new leaves for it in a more dummied down style.
Thats easy to replace though.
Excellent idea, thank you! Lowes it is. I think Ace Hardware also has them
set up, or one around here does. HD tends to be more expensive from what
I have seen.
:) I saw some pretty fancy ones for $250. Our kitchen is tiny, typical
1960s split level, three doors going off of it, one to the hall, one
one to the dining room. One of those built-in tables coming off one wall,
that sort of thing. My preference would be to gut the whole thing, but that
is not a priority at the moment. I wish it was.
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