3 years ago I bought a ceiling fan. At the time I lived in my old house. There never seemed any money to have someone install it and their weren't any dedicated outlets.
About 2 years ago I started building my new home with glee! They asked where do I want the ceiling fan outlets installed. Ceiling fan outlets. Oh joy, I have a ceiling fan in a box that I have never opened. I'm excited all the more. Put those outlets in the great room and in the master bedroom. One of the easiest decisions I had to make in the buying process.
About a month ago I start installing the fan, probably 6 weeks ago. After agonizing over the wiring I started. Not too bad with the help of YouTube. I get the base up and the wiring connected.
And then, and then, I attempt to put the fan bracket up. That task was beyond reason. I tried probably a dozen times to get the screws through the fan bracket and into the ceiling base. It was to the point my arm was going into exhaustion. I grabbed my glasses and took a closer look. The threads were recessed too much in the ceiling base. The screws weren't even reaching the threads.
Okay, I'll get longer screws. I run to the local hardware. There they have m6 12 and m6 20. The 12 is what I already have. They were out of the 16. I'll try the 20. I thread one in. The holes in the bracket are drilled at a slant instead of straight. Hmmm, will just have to force it a bit. Then I realize the split washers on the screws that came with the fan don't come off the screws. Another run to the hardware store. Then sense they are longer I would should get some regular washers to take up the slack. The hardware store didn't have any lock washers that fit.
I went to another hardware store and they had the lock washers. While I was there I thought I would pick up some m6 16 screws. They didn't have any either. Oh well, on to the task.
I put the lock washer and washers on the screw and insert them into the bracket. Alright, here we go. I climb the ladder of a thousand rungs. Get up there and realize because the head of the screw is bigger than the factory screw the screw won't fit into the small recess of the fan housing bracket. Right about now I'm disgusted with the process.
I'll go to a third hardware store and I took the original screw to just be sure. Nope they had none with the smaller heads.
That does it, I've had it with that fan. Right from the start it had problems. They sent 3 wire connectors when I needed 4. The holes were drilled at a slant, the threads were recessed too far, and the screws too short.
So just a few minutes ago I bought a new fan and kept that receipt. let's hope a $250 fan is much better than an $80 fan.
I sure hope it installs easier.