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Question DetailsAsked on 4/11/2014

Who do I hire to replace an existing ceiling light fan?

The existing fan needs to be removed. Existing wiring can be used. New fan with instructions has been purchased.

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AS you allready have an existing Fan in place , and only seeking someone to install a replacement , You can either call a Handyman , an Electrician or a General contractor.

Search Angies List to find a workman of either Trade in your area !

Best of Luck !

Answered 6 years ago by BentheBuilder


If your new ceiling fan is 35 lb or less then you only need to replace the ceiling fan.

If the new ceiling fan exceeds 35 lb then you need to make sure the ceiling box, to which the fan is attached, is rated for the weight of the new fan.

If the ceiling box is metal with #10 attachement screws, then it is probably a special ceiling fan box. If the box is plastic with # 8 attachment screws then it is probably a typical ceiling box rated for a max weight of 35 lb.

A fan or chandlier weighing more than 70 lbs must be supported by means independant of the ceiling box.


Answered 6 years ago by Kestrel Electric


Kestrel is talking solid standard metal boxes like Square D's - if the box is plastic or a retrofit gang metal box (with tabbed removeable sides), then is likely only rated for 7 or 15 pounds, so be careful in that case.

Of course, if new unit is no heavier than old one and no larger blades, then you are probably OK if old one survived there.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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