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Old 6th April 2009, 5:01 PM   #1
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Default Installing a cieling fan??

I am thinking of installing a ceiling fan into my bedroom. It only has one light switch nothing else, can I put in a combined fan/light without running extra wires, such as this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Modern-120cm-...ayphotohosting

Because it has a remote control no need to wire a control switch in. Can the one power cable sustain the fan+light? If it is a powersaving bulb?
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Old 6th April 2009, 5:05 PM   #2
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Yes I think it will be fine.

(Not that I'm an Electrician - so what would I know! )
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Old 6th April 2009, 6:21 PM   #3
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Yes it will be fine. But you still need a electrician to install it.
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sweet i just came on to ask the same question haha ill have to invest in it once i get my ruddy payment!

would someone have a rough estimate on what it would cost for a sparky to install?
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Its about 15mins work for a sparky if that. So they will charge the minimum call out fee. It will be more work if you get them to patch up the hole in the ceiling where light was as the fan will need to be screwed into a batten and that may not be where the light is currently.
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Its about 15mins work for a sparky if that. So they will charge the minimum call out fee. It will be more work if you get them to patch up the hole in the ceiling where light was as the fan will need to be screwed into a batten and that may not be where the light is currently.
why because its so hard to put a timber in... i have never had a problem,
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For some reason I can only see a remote control ceiling fan ending badly.
If you run out of batteries and just happen to be out of replacements, you've got to climb into the ceiling and cut the cable or unplug it to turn the damn thing off.
Plus there's the problem of having to hunt for the remote if you have misplaced it

I'd think it would be more trouble than it's worth, but that's just my opinion.
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why because its so hard to put a timber in... i have never had a problem,
Not overly, But that means crawling around the roof space to put it in and hence a bit more time. Sometimes easier to move the few 10 or 20cm one way and patch up the small hole left behind.
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For some reason I can only see a remote control ceiling fan ending badly.
If you run out of batteries and just happen to be out of replacements, you've got to climb into the ceiling and cut the cable or unplug it to turn the damn thing off.
Plus there's the problem of having to hunt for the remote if you have misplaced it

I'd think it would be more trouble than it's worth, but that's just my opinion.
LOL, or you could just turn the wall light switch off. No power then!

Or just borrow the batteries from another remote
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LOL, or you could just turn the wall light switch off. No power then!
Ah didn't realise it worked that way. No problems then.
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