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Monday, July 15, 2013

New Fan Installation and Headaches


Once the paint dried overnight, M and I finished painting the edges in both living and dining rooms. We took off the painter's tape in those two rooms and then taped up the hallway and first floor bedroom. After doing this, we decided to install new three-pronged outlet plugs/plates and a new fan in the dining room.

We quickly learned that the new fan (Turn of the Century Karlyn Light Ceiling Fan) was a pain in the neck to put together due to the terrible electrical work done by the previous owner. Not only did we have to tidy that up, the fan itself was very tedious to assemble. The installation process took us two hours, but in the end, our efforts paid off. The smaller fan fit the room better than its predecessor. We chose to use the brown side of the fan blades so the angle looked a bit weird but the fan worked wekk and that's all that mattered to us.

Overall, even if I had a puffy red eye from getting paint in it and was drowsy from taking allergy pills to alleviate my current inflamed state, we were able to make some progress for the day.

Freshly painted living room in Chambray from Pittsburgh Paints Grand Distinction in Eggshell sheen

Freshly painted living room in Chambray from Pittsburgh Paints Grand Distinction in Eggshell sheen

Peeling the tape off the bay window. Paint is in Arizona Sand color from Pittsburgh Paints Grand Distinction in Eggshell sheen

New three pronged outlet plug and plate. Photo taken with flash.

New three pronged outlet plug and plate. Photo taken without flash

Taping up the hallway

Bay window in dining room with new oulets

Stripping the old wires from ceiling fan

Taped up the fraying wires

Connecting the motor

Assembling the blade to the blade holder

Tightening the screws

Placing the blades onto the fan motor through a slot in the light bulb unit

Karlyn Fan

A very bad photo of the room before we painted and put in a new fan

After photo with the fan up and running


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