This has been a really long time coming, but the ceiling fan finally got installed. And along with that, the first Adorne pieces were installed as well. There’s nothing exciting about a ceiling fan install. The only thing that varied was exchanging the provided downrod with a longer, 12” downrod. That was a piece of cake.
One small snag I ran into was the mounting of the ceiling bracket. I guess the fan makers don’t include screws to mount the bracket to the ceiling box. I grabbed a couple of screws I had left over from the light switch install and they weren’t the right size. So I went to my recently-populated small parts cabinet and pulled the drawer of machine screws. Turns out the screw size I needed was the same as the ones used by cabinet pulls. However, all the screws were too long. I’ve been there before and that’s not a problem anymore since I learned the trick when installing the cabinet pulls. A couple quick cuts and I was back in business.
Anyway, this fan is not of a brand that you see everywhere, like Hunter and Hampton Bay. It’s Ellington, by Craftmade. I’ve installed a few fans by the formerly-mentioned brands and the difference between them and the Ellington is notable. There seemed to be a lot more thought put into the Ellington. It had a few redundant safety features that were nice to see. I also noticed the pitch of the blades was more dramatic and as such, the fan moved a lot more air. My research has told me that in order to power fan blades with a greater pitch, you need a more powerful motor, so there’s that, too.
The painted blades look just fine. The control for the fan is a specialized Adorne fan control, which got installed with the ceiling light switch.
The details on the Adorne install will be in another post.