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first off I checked the schedule & no one had taken this morning @ 7:00pm Friday night.
I was getting ready to try again to install a fan in my bedroom. So I figured I'd have some fun.

2 weeks ago I got moved into the master bedroom of the Blue House which is a double wide. after a few nights I knew I needed a ceiling fan. I went to Lowes & bought one.
there was nothing to hang it from ! here is the ceiling light box !



2 weeks ago I was stumped.
I've been thinking of how I can hang the fan.

so !

tonight I took it apart & I felt up inside the ceiling. I could feel something each way about 8". I went to the scrap steel pile. I picked up this piece of tubing.


It went in easy. I stood on the ground under the hole, reached in, grabbed the tubing & lifted my weigh onto the tubing, I weigh 220#. It passed !

so I started getting the stuff to complete the job.


I drilled some holes


then I welded those steel jam nuts


I wanted something to keep the box flush with the drywall


then I welded those in place.


now I'm ready to try and install this contraption
so I cut the hole square


I used 7" pieces of all thread so I could start the bolts. There was a lot of cussing at this point !


but I got it done  :=)


then I tested the wiring.
I found I made a mistake when I put the wire nuts on the wires.
I fixed the problem & then assembled the fan.


I'm ready to see if I sleep better under this very quiet fan tonight.

ceiling fan album

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