Step 8: Attach the blades and lights

attaching the blades and lights to a ceiling fan
Photo: Shaffer Smith Photography
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Attach each fan blade to a blade iron (the bracket that holds the blade to the fan). Then, fasten the blade irons to the motor with the screws provided.

Plug the fan's light-fixture housing into the wire hanging from the underside of the fan's motor.

Install the shades and lightbulbs.

Screw the plastic holder for the remote control to the wall beside the wall switch.

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    Tools List

    • wire strippers
      Wire strippers
    • nailset
      Nailsets
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • drill
      Drill
    • drywall saw
      Drywall saw
    • ratcheting screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • caulk gun
      Caulk gun

    Shopping List

    1. FAN-RATED 1/2-INCH-DEEP PANCAKE BOX

    2. MEDALLION

    made of rigid foam, not plaster, which may crack



    3. FAN BLADES

    4. FAN MOTOR

    5. LIGHT-FIXTURE HOUSING

    6. LAMP SHADES

    7. DOWN ROD, CANOPY, AND CEILING PLATE

    all included in fan kit



    8. REMOTE-CONTROL TRANSMITTER WITH 9V BATTERY

    9. TWIST-ON WIRE CONNECTORS

    10. CAULK OR SPACKLING COMPOUND

    for filling nail holes in medallion



    11. 6D FINISH NAILS

    for attaching medallion to ceiling



    12. LATEX PAINT OR ACRYLIC SPRAY PAINT

    to paint medallion; optional