replying to firstname.lastname@example.org , scott wrote:
Thank you to everyone who stayed with me through thick and thin (dramatic
In the end, the man took down the canopy ("I have no idea how", he said.) There
was a flat metal plate (with a green wire) attached to the ceiling. This plate
had three "lips", and the canopy was put on and turned. The middle pole and ball
were indeed being held up only by the canopy. (Must be a very old model.) So
Metzspitzer was right...it should have just needed a turn to go past the lips
and come down, but it wouldn't turn, and the plate was turning with it.
Putting up the new one wasn't so easy, since the elec. box was far into the
ceiling. But now it's done, thank you again for all of your comments.
Stay tuned for episode two...the attic fan, where we explore why the controls
are stashed deep out of reach into the rafters, thus preventing the fan from
going on the entire summer. And the electricity is running...I found out the
hard way. Ouch.
Starting with all of this, here's my scenario. The fan should have been
held up by the bracket, but somehow it broke off and was now held up
only by the canopy. There must be a ring on the pipe that holds the
fan that was too big to go through the canopy.
The weight of the fan on the canopy made the canopy hard to turn, so it
wouldn't separate from whatever was holding it.
Someone should have lifted up the fan, at least taken the weight off the
canopy, while someone else turned the canopy.
replying to hiromismom, scottmar98 wrote:
It's been almost three years since I posted originally...there is a great lesson
in this. Even though you might think that something is long forgotten, it can
still be resurrected to help someone in need! So always post...no matter how
trivial you might think it is!
For those who seem to be sure the canopy cannot be the thing that supports
the ball, downtube, and the entire fan, I can assure you that there are som
e Hunter fans that do in fact work this way. You first mount a stout plate
to the ceiling. There is then a way to temporarily hang the fan while you
make electrical connections. But eventually you end up attaching the cano
py to the ceiling plate with three screws that do carry the entire weight o
f the fan. The final piece is snapping on a "canopy trim ring" that can so
metimes be a real bitch to remove at a later date. Sometimes those trim ri
ngs work exactly the way they are supposed to, and sometimes they do not.
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