Ceiling Fan Switches

How To : Repair a defective ceiling fan light switch

In this video, we learn how to repair a defective ceiling fan light switch with Richard Wright. There are two types of switches: two wire and three wire, grab the one you need and tools to help you replace your light switch. Now, disconnect the power at the breaker panel and g ...more

How To : Make a wind turbine using a ceiling fan

Scott Brown teaches us how to make a wind turbine using a ceiling fan in this video. First, place steel banding around the middle of the ceiling fan base. Now, cross all the combinations of the wires and keep them close together so you don't confuse them. Hook these up to DC t ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to put in a ceiling fan. Steps: 1 Turn off the electricity to the ceiling light at the main panel. 2 Remove existing ceiling light fixture and fixture strap from the ceiling. 3 Unscrew the old electrical box and pull it down f ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan

In these diy home improvement videos, learn how to install a ceiling fan in your home. Our expert will show you what to consider when choosing a fan, what tools you’ll need, how to turn the power off, electrical wiring tips, how to assemble the fan blades, how to add a light f ...more

How To : Easily install a ceiling fan

A ceiling fan is a cheap, economical way to add some nice air into your home during the hot summer months. They're easy to install and can actually save some money. So in these videos, you'll find out how to easily install a ceiling fan in your home today. Remember, you will b ...more

How To : Wire a ceiling fan

Ceiling fans are great to have in your home and can sometimes be better to use than an air conditioner during summer. But installing one may be tricky for those who have no experience working with electrical wiring. In this video series, you'll find out how to wire a ceiling f ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan with Lowe's

Mike Kraft of Lowe's shows you how easy it is to install a ceiling fan. Not only will it keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, but also it can dramatically lower your utility bills. Using common household tools, even an inexperienced electrician can ins ...more

How To : Reinforce a ceiling fan

In this tutorial, we learn how to reinforce a ceiling fan. If you are hanging a ceiling fan, you need to make sure the electrical box is reinforced and can carry the weight. The ceiling fan can weigh 20 lbs or more. First, remove the existing ceiling box and push the wiring th ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan with ease

Beauty and brains in one package! A ceiling fan offers many functional benefits while adding a certain decorative touch to a room. In the summer it can help cool a room (or even a porch) by helping to circulate air and by creating a slight breeze. In the winter it can be used ...more

How To : Pick a outdoor ceiling fan

In this how to video, host Meghan Carter discovers the essential facts about outdoor ceiling fan that you need to know before buying one for you home.

How To : Balance and Repair a Ceiling Fan

A wobbly ceiling fan can be annoying and even potentially dangerous. Follow Brent Holland as he shows you the step-by-step process to repairing and balancing your ceiling fan. Clean fan of all dirt and debris. Make sure all hardware is tightly fastened. Over time the screws ...more

How To : Properly install a ceiling fan

A great way to save on money and energy during the hot summer months, is by installing a ceiling fan. Not only can this be a great alternative to using an A/C, but it's easy to install and can sometimes help the overall look of a room. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan

In this video series you will learn how to install your own ceiling fan from beginning to end. Our expert home inspector will walk you through the parts and tools needed as well as the wiring and even how to fix a wobble in the fan. There are multiple steps and parts but each ...more

News : Ballz go round

We will need a small dark room. In the room have a ceiling fan rigged up with so that the blades are tilted downward and automatic paintball guns are tied to the blades. Rig the light switch so that it triggers the lights, the fan, and guns. Lock cast member in the room Have ...more

How To : 5 Apartment Improvements You Can Do in an Hour

Presented by Apartments.com When looking for a new apartment, it's hard not to notice the improvements (on large and small scale) needed prior to moving in. While your landlord may be taking care of new carpeting, cleaning the central air vents, and fresh paint on the walls, ...more

How To : Install bathroom exhaust fans in the attic

Bathroom exhaust fans don't have to be in the bathroom ceiling. You can have a bathroom fan that works like a central vacuum system, where the motor is hidden up in your attic so that it's whisper quiet. Tim Carter of Ask the Builder walks you through the basics of those new b ...more

How To : Install a fan in your home to save money

If you're looking for a way to save some money, the best area to start may be your own bedroom. A ceiling fan is a great and smart chouce for helping save energy and money. It's not too difficult to put together and can be a great addition to your home. So with this tutorial, ...more

How To : Replace ceiling light fixtures

This video demonstrates how to replace ceiling light fixtures. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to replace ceiling light fixtures, For Dummie ...more

How To : Install an attic fan

No matter how hot it gets in your home this summer, you can bet that it’s even hotter in your attic. All that heat in your attic gets transferred to the ceiling below, which will in turn heat the interior of your house. One way to solve this problem is to cool your attic with ...more

How To : Make a 12v to 5v fan speed switch for an XBox 360

The XBox 360 does not cool itself very well. If you're going to take it apart and mod it, you probably want to increase your fan speed by connecting it to the 12v part of the motherboard so it will spin faster and cool better. But you don't need 12v all the time right? It's ve ...more

How To : Install a dimmer switch for your home

Think your stuck with your one set lighting? Think again. Get more lighting options by installing a dimmer light. In this Ron Hazleton hosted home improvement video, learn how to remove a wall switch and replace it with a dimmer in just a few minutes time! Ron Hazleton is a D ...more

How To : Build a mini fume extractor

Materials needed: Altoid mint tin, 9 volt batter and connector, switch, 7812 voltage regulator, 12 volt computer fan, carbon filter and 2 pieces of screen. Wire the battery connectors. Solder all of the following: Negative connector to the switch, wire to the switch, ground wi ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Vent a bathroom fan with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to vent a bathroom fan. Steps:1. Screw the humidifier to a wall near the furnace. 2. Cut away insulation from the duct using a utility knife. 3. Position the hole-cutting template onto side of duct. 4. Drill pilot hole through ...more

How To : Create sunken or recessed ceiling panels

Want to turn an old ceiling into something new? Why not try a sunken or recessed ceiling look? Otherwise known as a coffered ceiling, create a more spacious feeling enviornment with this ceiling tutorial hosted by DIY home guru Ron Hazleton. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improve ...more

How To : Change temperature settings in a 2010 Toyota Prius

In this video, we learn how to change the temperature settings in a 2010 Prius. All the climate controls are on the center console. The steering wheel can also help you change the temperature control. Press the green switch first then you will be able to set the temperature th ...more

How To : Do a '50s inspired retro cat eye and bold lip look

Are you a fan of winged cat eye liner but don't want to go so bold with the color intensity? Then switch from your black liquid eye liner to a black pencil liner to create a more natural looking yet still defined eye. Watch this tutorial to learn how to get a retro '50s-inspi ...more

How To : Repair your Xbox 360 'red ring of death' at home

First of all you have to check the three red lights as shown because it indicates that the Xbox is broken and needs repair immediately. However if you open the Xbox the warranty is invalid and it takes six weeks to get it repaired. So go to eBay and buy the repair kit with pri ...more

How To : Hold plank position while doing a cross kick under

Learn how to hold plank position while doing a cross kick under. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This core-busting exercise demands balance and strength. Start with a basic plank position and attack it from both ends, bringing your foot up to meet t ...more

How To : Do downhill ski series exercises

Learn how to do downhill ski series exercises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Some of the strongest legs in the world belong to skiers. Alternate sets of squat bounces, center and side, and finish up with giant squat jumps, to give you that downhill ...more

How To : Upgrade Your Motorola XOOM 3G to Verizon's 4G LTE

The Motorola XOOM was just released last week to Android-hungry fans waiting the next best thing to Apple's iPad. But should it have been released, considering Verizon's switching to the 4G LTE network soon? From what I saw across Android forums, yes—because most could not wa ...more

How To : Make Sure Your Dinner Party Is a Success

Holiday dinners can be the same every year, but many are starting to switch it up, making new traditions and getting a new dining experience for everyone at the table. It’s not unusual to see sweet potatoes on an Easter dinner menu or lamb at Thanksgiving dinner. Some people ...more

How To : Solve the Rubik's Cube faster with shortcuts

As the best-selling toy of all time, the odds of you once playing with a Rubik's Cube are pretty high. And if you're like me, or even the cube's inventor Erno Rubik, your first attempts likely ended in futility. Every twist, every turn, the cube just gets more and more mixed u ...more

How To : Make a sanding block for wood

Make a DIY wood sanding block for smooth surfacing with help from this video tutorial hosted by the can-do man, Ron Hazleton. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Everything from installing ceiling fans, to replacing toilets, to patching holes in your walls... If it ...more

How To : Test your home for evidence of meth production

This video shows you how an investigator would examine a home for evidence of methamphetamine production. They would examine the air vents, ducts, tops of doors, ceiling fans and window casings swiping with drug detecting wipes.

How To : Repair concrete steps

Do you have broken concrete along the front of your house? No need to resort to repouring the concrete. In this video hosted by DIY home guru, learn how to repair, patch or restore broken, chipped or damaged concrete steps. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Every ...more

How To : Clean tile grout

Do you have grayed tile grout? Do you spend tons of money on clearners to only leave you displeased? In this video hosted by DIY home guru, Ron Hazleton, learn how to remove discolored, flaky or powdery grout & how to apply new grout and clean the faces of your tiles. Ron Haz ...more

How To : Install embossed acoustic ceiling tiles

Create some texture for your ceiling, by installing embossed acoustic ceiling tiles. Learn from DIY home guru how to install embossed acoustic ceiling panels over an existing ceiling using a track and clip system. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Everything from ...more

How To : Stack molding for more detail

Would you like to apply stack molding on top molding but don't know how? Learn from this DIY home improvement guru how. Create interesting detail and character by making simple modling more elaborate. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Everything from installing c ...more

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