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Old 05-28-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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We just moved into a new house and we would like to install a few ceiling fans. We checked prices at Lowes ($110 per fan) and some Handyman places listed in the phonebook all average about $100 and one placed charged $65 per hr. sd might take 3 hours to install, NOT!!!!

Anyone have a good recommendation for someone that does this type of work. Looking for someone whom we can use for special projects on regular basis with reasonable rates.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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Ceiling fans are pretty easy to install just make sure the power is turned off for that room you are working in. Trust me i am not a handyman at all and i was able to install all 6 ceiling fans in my house with no problem. How many do you have you are wanting to install?
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:57 AM
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Location: Ohio
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Electricians do this. I use Dausin Electric

I agree with sdodd about ceiling fans being a DIY project. Although about 75% of the fans I install seem to rattle.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: san antonio/potranco area
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The only thing I know about installing ceiling fans is that you have to say lots of four letter words --at least thats the way my husband does it.
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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You really should attempt to install one yourself. The instructions that come with them are very simple and they all pretty much install the same.

It'll save you a couple hundred bucks and half a day on the weekend to do. Worth it to me, but if you've got the money to blow your time may be worth more to you too.
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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first question is whether or not there is a hanger between the joists that can support the fan (this would have been done by the builder and is rarely standard on all rooms). If not, your project just became a lot more complicated and expensive. If it is there, at least try to install it yourself. It's MUCH easier with two people and a ladder is not an option. The first one I ever did took a couple hours, but by the sixth, I could do it in well under 30 minutes. Any "pro" telling you it can take three hours is a flat out liar and should be shown the door.

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/arti...453858,00.html
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Still, some folks aren't able to, can't afford to or prefer not to conduct this kind of work. If this is the case, and you need assistance, let us know as some of us on here may be able to help if you are only looking to install a couple of fans or need some light chores done.

But if you are just looking for a handyman, there are 46 entires in the San Antonio Yellow Pages.

Cheers! M2
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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I am so near in getting the Aegean Ceiling Fan and I would really to get the one I saw online, it's just that I'm not so sure how to install it. I would want to get a handyman for it but I wanted to see first if I can do it.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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first question is whether or not there is a hanger between the joists that can support the fan (this would have been done by the builder and is rarely standard on all rooms). If not, your project just became a lot more complicated and expensive. If it is there, at least try to install it yourself. It's MUCH easier with two people and a ladder is not an option. The first one I ever did took a couple hours, but by the sixth, I could do it in well under 30 minutes. Any "pro" telling you it can take three hours is a flat out liar and should be shown the door.
Exactly correct-- I was going to post this before I saw your comment. (I would've rep'ed ya but it wouldn't let me. Apparently I rep you too much. )

We made sure to have all our rooms blocked for ceiling fans when the house was built, so installing them myself was quite easy.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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3 hours is way too much, but he was probably charging for the trip. You should definitely DIY as this is one of those things where if a professional is going to do it legally, he's going to be an electrician. If you had a bunch of work for him you could get him to quote you for that and before signing ask him to throw in the fans for cheap.
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