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Some companies that sell industrial fans offer...

Some companies that sell industrial fans offer controls that can operate 15 amps worth of fans. Envirofan is one. Dayton, the house brand of Grainger, is another. These controls are pretty...
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Getting a quality fan is more important than the...

Getting a quality fan is more important than the size of the fan-- so long as it's 52" or bigger.

1. Why must it only be a few feet from the ceiling? On a 14' ceiling you'd want to use a downrod...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

A second idea . . . see if you can attach a...

A second idea . . . see if you can attach a deeper box to the brace.
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What kind of wall switch has the separate control...

What kind of wall switch has the separate control for the fan and light? If there is only a black and white wire, it sounds like the wall switch was specific to the previous fan. As the previous...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

Since it's stuck in that one position it sounds...

Since it's stuck in that one position it sounds like a problem with the receiver. You can try changing frequencies on the remote and receiver to see if it responds, but otherwise you may need to...
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Secondly . . . as far as the two vs one fan issue...

Secondly . . . as far as the two vs one fan issue . . . based on the shape of the room I would go with two fans, but I wouldnt go any smaller than 52", especially as your ceiling is so high.
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The remote kits control both the light and fan. ...

The remote kits control both the light and fan. I think the best thing to do would be to get a remote kit that uses a wall switch, and then purchase a second wall switch for it-- that way both wall...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

Many fans are different. The colors dont matter....

Many fans are different. The colors dont matter. The important thing is to note the positions on the switch. Most switches are marked L-1-2-3. When you remove the old switch, make note of what...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

You've probably long since hired an electrician...

You've probably long since hired an electrician to fix this, but in case it's still out there:

I think part of the problem is, we have no idea what's on the other end of Wire 2. I'm assuming Wire...
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Ok when you hook up a remote receiver that in...

Ok when you hook up a remote receiver that in turn gives you a "two wire fan". So you connect the fan's black, blue, and white wires, to the black-blue-white set on the receiver. Then you connect...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

In the case of the Casablanca fan, since their...

In the case of the Casablanca fan, since their mounting is a little different than normal:

Get longer screws that attach the crossbar to the outlet box.

Put the medallion between the crossbar...
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You never answered if it had a remote or not. ...

You never answered if it had a remote or not. That would be my first bet. Second, is a bad connection within the fan's switch housing, or a bad switch on the light kit.

Levitron never made fans,...
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Some fans, you can prevent from wobbling at all. ...

Some fans, you can prevent from wobbling at all. Others, you may have to be satisfied with a small amount of wobble.

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Any ceiling fan remote system that is designed to...

Any ceiling fan remote system that is designed to mount a receiver inside the fan's canopy should work. You would only hook up the light side of things.

Or if you can find it . . . Dimango used...
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Ok ARE you from the UK? If you are I dont have a...

Ok ARE you from the UK? If you are I dont have a CLUE . . .

If you are not . . . it sounds like standard behavior for a fan hooked to a dimmer . . . dont leave it that way or you will burn the...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

I think it tends to happen on fans that having a...

I think it tends to happen on fans that having a bright uplight. Generally speaking the uplight is for ambiance and general decorative-ness, and if you want practical light you need a downlight,...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

I dont know WHY anyone would want to REMOVE a...

I dont know WHY anyone would want to REMOVE a ceiling fan . . . but it sounds like you need to connect all the whites together in that box, all the blacks together, connect the black from the light...
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Most fans do come with long enough lead wires...

Most fans do come with long enough lead wires that you shouldnt have to splice anything. But, what I've seen, 9/10 times if the wires ARENT long enough the electrician splices the wires inside the...
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Some older fans only have two wires. In which...

Some older fans only have two wires. In which case, inside the switch housing of the fan, you connect the light to the black and white wires.

But to the original poster, he needs to hook up his...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

How is your ceiling fan hooked up inside it's...

How is your ceiling fan hooked up inside it's outlet box? Is it connected to a black, red, and white or just a black and white?

In the separate light fixture box, is it wired with the possibility...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

Who makes the fan? When you have the fan...

Who makes the fan?

When you have the fan on high, and press the slow or medium buttons, does it stop?
When you have the fan off, and press the slow or medium buttons, does it turn to high?...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

Different fans do it differently . . . since you...

Different fans do it differently . . . since you dont know the model, take a picture, I should be able to identify it and/or see which screws to remove

Generally the screws that hold the light...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

I never use plastic ("composite") boxes for fans,...

I never use plastic ("composite") boxes for fans, even the ones that are rated.

To reitrate what was already said, if the box is being used to house the wiring, and the fan is supported by being...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

OK, is this a switch that 1. Has controls...

OK, is this a switch that

1. Has controls for both the light and fan
2. Has a receiver that goes inside the fan

If it's #1 but NOT #2, it wont work for you. It's a control that requires 3...
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Posted By ceilingfanrepai

In your wall switch, you have black and red, yes,...

In your wall switch, you have black and red, yes, and red is connected to the dimmer? Black connected to the fan switch?

You're SURE that when you operate the light dimmer, the fan speed isnt...
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