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Another Ceiling Fan Question


Most people here know how much I dislike "Electricity" - - - it even makes me nervous clicking on the "Electrical Thread" to post biggrinbiggrinbiggrin  well almost anyway wink

Yesterday I decided to try and fix the many places of "wobble" and the lights that didn't work on the dining room ceiling fan (SEE ATTACHED PIC)

Most of the "wobble" probs were pretty much a no brainer - - just tighten a nut here and then tighten a screw there.

However, when I dropped the bottom cover to obtain access to the wiring I noticed that there was one wire nut connection (white wires) that had 6 separate wires together in the wire nut.  After pulling the wire nut off, I managed to remove the bottom section which also included the bulb that the main globe goes to. (globe not in picture beause of wrong size and therefore "wobbles" - jeezeno)

When I got ready to put all of this back together, I was forced to add a short piece of white wire to the service wire that came down from the fan to service the 5 fixtures.  Anyhow, I managed to get them put back together with a better wire nut but they are still 6 wires in one wire nut.

I plan on putting 25 watt bulbs in the 4 tulip fixtures and then a 40 watt in the center where the "new" globe will be - - - - DO Y'ALL THINK that I will have any danger of electrical fire having wired this up this way???  Keeping in mind that it was this way since we bought the house except for the short splice that I did on the service wire.

Sorry to be so wordy but didn't know any other way to explain. confuse

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just make sure that all the conections are tight and you should be ok.them dang ceiling fans can be a pita.

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Mello Yello wrote:

Most people here know how much I dislike "Electricity" - - - it even makes me nervous clicking on the "Electrical Thread" to post biggrinbiggrinbiggrin  well almost anyway wink

Yesterday I decided to try and fix the many places of "wobble" and the lights that didn't work on the dining room ceiling fan (SEE ATTACHED PIC)

Most of the "wobble" probs were pretty much a no brainer - - just tighten a nut here and then tighten a screw there.

However, when I dropped the bottom cover to obtain access to the wiring I noticed that there was one wire nut connection (white wires) that had 6 separate wires together in the wire nut.  After pulling the wire nut off, I managed to remove the bottom section which also included the bulb that the main globe goes to. (globe not in picture beause of wrong size and therefore "wobbles" - jeezeno)

When I got ready to put all of this back together, I was forced to add a short piece of white wire to the service wire that came down from the fan to service the 5 fixtures.  Anyhow, I managed to get them put back together with a better wire nut but they are still 6 wires in one wire nut.

I plan on putting 25 watt bulbs in the 4 tulip fixtures and then a 40 watt in the center where the "new" globe will be - - - - DO Y'ALL THINK that I will have any danger of electrical fire having wired this up this way???  Keeping in mind that it was this way since we bought the house except for the short splice that I did on the service wire.

Sorry to be so wordy but didn't know any other way to explain. confuse



I know exactly what you are talking about with these fans,, they WOBBLE like crazy, like a bad tire,,

I think all the wires that are twisted together are probably feeding off 1 single power source,,  you have 4 tulip lights, 1 dangler, and the fan, all tied into that single power source, there isn't any other way to wire it, That's chinese ingenuity, at its best,,

I don't think there is any fire hazard, as long as the wires are TIGHTLY spliced       together, if they are loosly wired, that causes heat, from a poor contact, which equals fire,,  use a big enough wire nut,, to get them tightly spliced then tape all that up in ine bundle,

I have 6 of these things in my house,, 1 being a remote controled unit,, its in the valted ceiling at a elevation of about 18' and no way to get a ladder in there without taking a window out,, guess what?? it didn't turn,, I thought the bulbs were burned out, ta heck with it we don't need it anyway,, then Cooper was messing with the controller, and came and ask me if I had a small batt, for the controller, what happened to the batt that was in it?  Oh!  PaPa  I  needed it for one of my toys a long time ago,,,and forgot to tell ya,,,, guess what?? the fan now works, biggrin

 



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If you were to run the fan and all four bulbs, you'd still be at a low amp consumption.
Depending on the current draw of your fan motor, you'd probably still be around 3 amps draw.
I'm willing to bet the circuit for the ceiling is at a minimum of 15 amps so even with the mass of wires into one connection, you'd be okay for fire worries.

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1 being a remote controled unit,, its in the valted ceiling at a elevation of about 18' and no way to get a ladder in there without taking a window out,, guess what?? it didn't turn,, I thought the bulbs were burned out, ta heck with it we don't need it anyway,, then Cooper was messing with the controller, and came and ask me if I had a small batt, for the controller, what happened to the batt that was in it?  Oh!  PaPa  I  needed it for one of my toys a long time ago,,,and forgot to tell ya,,,, guess what?? the fan now works, biggrin


LMAO - - that's one of the best and funniest Pawpaw stories I have ever heard biggrin  I gotta share that one a bunch of timesthumbsup.gif


Thanks, Gentlemen, I did forget to tape up the wire nut a la 6 wires so I'll drop it back down tomorrow and do that.

 



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Tuesday 9th of June 2009 03:56:22 PM

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I hate monkeyin' around with that stuff 'cause I always get bit. doh 

Funny story Rat. rofl.gif



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