2 Ceiling fans.....How do you find the Make and model number?

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Old 02-19-13, 05:45 PM
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2 Ceiling fans.....How do you find the Make and model number?

I have no idea how old these fans are 1 has a light fixture and the other does not they are both considered swag lights. They are not hard wired into the ceiling. 1 is turned on by pulling the chain the other has a do-it-yourself switch close to the plug-in.
Is it possible to to make these remote controlled?
How do I remove the light fixture.
The 1 with the switch near the plug in is a little too short, is it possible to lengthen the electrical cord and how would I do that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.............Glenda
 
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Old 02-19-13, 06:09 PM
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Pictures please. From your description neither sound like they should even be used. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...-pictures.html
 
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Hi Ray,

Sorry not able to take pictures, have old cell phone & I don't do Facebook.

Why should they not be used. Doesn't seem to be anything wrong with them, they work when turned on no noises and no bad smells.

Wanted to remove light fixture from 1 and somehow make them remote controlled.
Just wondering what brand they were.

Thanks.....Glenda
 
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Old 02-20-13, 08:29 AM
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Fans are intended to be mounted to a fan rated box and hard wired. Your post indicates they are being used in an unapproved manner. We would be glad to help you mount and wire them in an approved manner.

As to removing the light kit or the blank plate on the fans there is usually screws that hold it in. Remote receivers are usually mounted in the ceiling box but you don't have one. I suppose you could mount it in the canopy but your whole setup is an accident waiting to happen.
 
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These were bought like that. For houses that don't have the "box" in the ceiling.
This is a mobile home. Wiring the ceiling is not an option now. Should have been done when it was made.

Thanks for help.............glenda
 
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Old 02-22-13, 12:11 PM
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Never saw fans like that. Maybe someone else has.
 
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While I've never seen them pre-made as swags, there are kits to do it all over the place. Basically they come with a backing plate/medallion that you mount the fan through to a joist (creates a legal junction box), a grommet/nipple kit, the chain/cord, and hooks..
 
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