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Ceiling Fan Installation Cost

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Posted by: from Vancouver
7/1/2013 at 6:21:14 PM

Hello Pros,

I am hoping you can help me figure out a general cost to install a ceiling fan on a 25 foot high loft ceiling. Electrical hook-up is in place.

Thanks for your help.

Diane

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Date/Time7/1/2013 at 8:15:48 PM

$125.00. Hope this is satisfactory with the info you've given.

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Date/Time7/1/2013 at 9:00:20 PM

5 grand.....cash!!!!!!!

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time7/1/2013 at 9:03:30 PM

Up to 200-300 depending on ability to safely hang the fan.

One huge issue that many people do not consider is the strength of the material holding the box in place and it must be a proper box with 10/32 machine screws with lock washers as per code rules for hanging ceiling fans in residences that came into play this year.

Too many fans have fallen from DIY guys and handymen not fastening them up and using the safety cables to prevent the inevitable "fan wobble". Be sure you get an electrician with insurance in place and certified.

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Diane in Vancouver
Date/Time7/1/2013 at 9:13:51 PM

Michael .. I assume you don't get hired by many clients? ;) I'm installing a ceiling fan, not an entire CEILING!

Thanks, gentlemen, for your input. I have been quoted many different figures so wanted to make sure I was within the correct price range.

Happy Canada Day!

Diane

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Date/Time7/1/2013 at 9:39:42 PM

Hi Diane,

The challenge would be if we could fit some scaffolding in the area of the fan to get up to that height. If so, you are probably in the $300.00 to $400.00 range.

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Constantine from Constantine in Toronto
Date/Time7/1/2013 at 11:33:51 PM

Hello Diane,

If it is possible to do the job with a big ladder around 175. If you need scaffolding around 450.

Please hire a LICENCED technician for your project.

Dino

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Date/Time7/2/2013 at 12:03:43 PM

Would be about $500, Diane!

Thanks.

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Date/Time7/2/2013 at 12:14:39 PM

I tend to agree... it is not the cost of hanging the fan, it is the cost of getting to the fan!!!

If you have to set-up scaffolding or rent a "manlift", you have additional hours in addition to the actual hanging of the fan. Then as Rob points out, there may be supplementary work to complete so the fan can be hung safely.

Cheers

John

John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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Date/Time7/7/2013 at 9:37:53 AM

The replies are accurate in that the issue is the height and safely access the ceiling fixture.

In addition, one other person posted a comment in regards to the structure. There are two very important elements.

1) the box must be a rated box for ceiling fans.

2) if the box is not securely fasten to a rafter/joist and is using bridging, that bridging must be sufficient to support the weight and securely fastened as well.

Regards,

Glenn

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