Ceiling Fans Hunter vs. Hampton Bay
Well we decided to replace the aged ceiling fan in our bedroom yesterday. That was the easy part. I hope someone finds this useful to them.
Picked up a Hampton Bay 60" which included a wireless remote - ya just what I need another remote. Started the assembly - and what a royal pain in the Arse. The remote received mounts inside the canopy cover, that is the piece that covers the electrical at the top by the ceiling, with the wires and all the darn thing bearly fit as the directions indicated - were talking 100lb military press one handed from a rickety step ladder while trying to fit a little screw in - talk about not easy. After 5 hours of toying with this thing I finally get to the point of flipping the switch - light turns on and nothing else - oh my. Check the trouble shooting guide - guess what take it apart - OH MY GO#
Needless to say I was back at the orange box store returning the *** fan. If you are thinking of a Hampton Bay fan - they are terrible. DON'T DO IT!
Today, I go to the Blue Box store and pick up a Hunter brand fan. After looking at them they appear to be the same manufacturer just a different name. Let me tell you this fan is built right - you don't have to wedge the receiver into the canopy, its built into the lower unit that hangs below the fan. One hour no mess and the fan was installed and working 100%
Hunter is the way to go
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