How to tell if a ceiling junction box is braced to hold the weight of a ceiling fan?

  If the box was installed recently in accordance with National Electrical Code (NEC), the box should be labeled if it’s rated to support a ceiling fan.   NEC 2008   314.27 Outlet Boxes.   (D) Boxes at Ceiling-Suspended (Paddle) Fan Outlets. Outlet boxes or outlet box systems used as the sole support of a ceiling-suspended   (paddle) fan shall […]

Repair a Fan That Won’t Turn

  This motor is called a single phase, capacitor start, induction motor. The capacitor is the small black box with the two wires coming out of it. The purpose of this is to create a phase difference between the stator voltage and the rotor voltage. This voltage phase difference is called “slip” and creates the torque […]

seville classics tower fan won’t turn on

  The Seville Classics UltraSlimline has a handy remote to change the fan settings. This stylish Seville Classics UltraSlimline 40 in. Seville Classics, Inc. warrants that this product is free from defects in materials for a period of 1 year and free from defects in workmanship under normal use for a period of 1 year from […]

How Cooling Towers work

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     In this topic, we will look at how a cooling tower operates. This will cover the basic workings of the most common type of cooling tower “wet” or “open” which you will find on most commercial high rise and industrial sites.   Why are open cooling towers the most common?   Open or wet cooling towers […]

How to fix an Unbalanced Ceiling Fan?

  Five Tips for Wobbly Ceiling Fans   Ceiling fans are a great addition to any room. They add ventilation, add tons of style and can slash your energy bills. Ceiling fans aren’t just for the summer. Rotate them in the winter to keep rooms toasty without sending your heating bills sky-high.   If you’re in the mood […]