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Viejo Handyman Service offers a wide range of solutions
to the literally thousands of possible repairs and
improvements in and around your home or business.
We specialize in small to medium sized home repairs
and improvements. From installing crown moulding (molding),
putting in a windows and doors, framing, replacing
and repairing insulation, fixing a leaky faucet or
toilet to small landscaping, potting or window washing.
We also help seniors with independent living, by installing
various fixtures to help. We are honest and affordable.
We specialize in installing
crown mouldings, chair rails, base moulding, case
mouldings, fireplace mantles, wainscoting, decorative
columns, coffered ceilings and other decorative trim.
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city of Mission Viejo California: Located
in South Orange County, Mission Viejo is a planned community that
once had cattle grazing on its hillsides. The land was purchased
from the O’Neill family nearly half a century ago, and the first
homes were built in 1966. By the late 80’s, Mission Viejo became
a city, and now houses almost 100,000 residents. Locals enjoy activities
at the Mission Viejo Lake, shopping at The Shops at Mission Viejo
and the Kaleidoscope Courtyard, and their biggest celebration of
the year at the July 4th Street Fair. The community is also proud
of their world renowned Nadadores swim team and Saddleback Community
College, which offers some of the best courses in the county. The
zipcodes of Mission Viejo are: 92675, 92690, 92691, 92692, 92694
Mission Viejo neighbors the city of Lake Forest: Lake Forest
is a planned community that was once a stagecoach stop between Los
Angeles and San Diego. The community then called “El Toro” was in
fact formed after WWII with the help of the El Toro Marine Base.
Lake Forest became a city in the early 1990’s, and now prides itself
on having the first of Orange County’s historical parks by establishing
Heritage Hill; the park was created to preserve Lake Forest’s vibrant
history. Lake Forest also has a new planned neighborhood, Foothill
Ranch offers both wilderness and community. Foothill Ranch is home
to The Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, which consists of trails,
rock formations, and streams as well as a rest stop and exhibits.
This community is close to shopping, dining and entertainment in
South Orange County. Within Lake Forest are the communities of Portola
Hills, El Toro and Foothill Ranch. Lake Forest borders Aliso Viejo,
Irvine, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach
and Rancho Santa Maragita. Lake Forest offers fantastic mountain
views and quiet living for singles, couples and families in Orange
County. Residents enjoy swimming, tennis, basketball, and volleyball
at the brand new Concourse Park. The community is just minutes from
various shopping centers and marketplaces. The zipcodes of Lake
Forest are: 92609, 92630, 92610, 92679.
Viejo neighbors the city of Rancho Santa Margarita: Before it
was owned by the O’Neill family, Rancho Santa Margarita was home
to Shoshonean Native Americans. RSM is one of the many planned communities
in Orange County and is also one of the newest, having become a
city in 2000. The community known as “A Small City with the Soul
of a Small Village” is the perfect place for families and today
nearly 50,000 people call it home. Community activities such as
the Fourth of July Celebration and the Summer Concert Series are
favorites among residents. Dove Canyon is a gated community in Rancho
Santa Margarita. Within
Rancho Santa Margarita are the communities of Dove Canyon and Coto
De Caza that border the Cleveland
National Forest and is best known for its choice golf courses. Rancho
Santa Margarita borders Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Mission
Viejo, San Clemente, Talega, Trabucco Canyon and Laguna Niguel.
Residents enjoy the outdoors at the Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park
and the Wagon Wheel Park Bike Trails, as well as a variety
of community and family events such as the Boo Bash and Holiday
in the Park. The zipcodes of Rancho Santa Margarita are: 92688,
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TO INSTALL A CEILING FAN
by the NRHA
(National Retail Hardware Association) :
easy-to-install ceiling fan can make a real difference in your
home's climate–both cooling and heating–at a far lower
cost and operating expense than almost any other item.
installation begins with choosing where the fan should be located.
In almost all homes, the fan is installed in the center of the
room, replacing a central light fixture. This spot provides a
smooth air flow to most of the room.
a fan draws about the same power as a ceiling fixture, the electrical
circuit shouldn't be overloaded. But if your fan includes lights,
be sure the circuit it's on has enough extra capacity to handle
the load. If not, you must run a new circuit with a new circuit
breaker from the house main service panel or sub-panel to the
there is no central light fixture, you'll have to create a place
to hang the ceiling fan. Then, you'll need to bring electrical
power to it. You can tap into an existing circuit to do this.
THE CEILING FAN
your installation by turning off the power to the light's
circuit breaker or fuse. Only then should you remove the
there is no central light fixture, snap diagonal chalk lines
from opposite corners of the room to find its center. Determine
whether the lines cross exactly below a ceiling joist. If
they do, move aside just far enough between joists to let
you fasten the side of the fan's new junction box directly
to the joist.
a hole large enough for the junction box to be slipped in.
If it's next to the joist, drill holes in its side and screw
it to the joist.
Installation between joists is OK, too. Fasten the box to
a 2x4 header nailed between the joists. Sometimes, you can
insert a 2x4 header through the junction box's hole, nailing
it to each joist. If not, you may need to open a larger
access hole. Then, patch the hole to close it again.
You may choose to use a patented fan support unit designed
to be inserted through the normal junction box hole to save
you from opening a hole in the ceiling.
only a metal junction box to support a ceiling fan–never
hang the fan from a plastic box. Depending on the brand,
style, and size of your ceiling fan–and your electrical
code – you may use a 4" or 3" octagonal junction box.
(Some local codes don't permit the use of 3" boxes.)
heaviest fan that should be supported by an outlet box is
35 lbs.. If it weighs more, the building structure must
you do, make sure the junction box is supported well enough
to hold at least 50 lbs. That's the weight of an average
ceiling fan. Also, your mounting must be able to withstand
vibration while the fan is running. Even a well-balanced
fan creates some vibration when it runs.
use a special beam mount when mounting a fan to a beamed
ceiling. Use one kind for a horizontal beam, another for
a pitched beam (Fig. 3). You may need an extender to lower
the fan to the proper level.
is particularly important because any failure to make things
secure could allow your fan to fall from the ceiling.
assembly varies from brand to brand. Be sure to follow the
specific instructions with the unit you buy. Regardless
of the manufacturer's instructions, if the fan blades are
less than a screwdriver's length away from the ceiling,
it may be best to install the blades before hanging
hanger pipe is usually placed into its hole on top of the
motor. The wires are drawn up in the center. A set screw
is tightened securely to make sure the pipe stays
in place after it is threaded down.
fans have a separate motor hub into which the hanger pipe
mounts. In this case, you'll place the actual motor housing
over the hub.
fans have a two-piece decorative ceiling cover to hide the
hole in the ceiling. It is installed after the
fan has been hung on the ceiling.
the set screw well.
Other models use a hook, with the hanger bracket designed
to accept it.
attach the fan blades, set the motor unit down where it
will be stable. Often, the styrene foam packing for the
motor housing makes an excellent stabilizer on your worktable.
fan blades have a two-pronged attachment, using screws that
come through holes in the blades and into the flanges. These
need to be drawn up securely, but not so tightly that the
threads are damaged or the laminated blade material is crushed.
On many fans you'll find the flanges, or prongs, also need
to be mounted to the motor housing. If this is the case,
mount them before the flanges are mounted to the blades
check the floor-to-ceiling height of the fan blades. You
can do this by measuring the floor-to-ceiling distance and
subtracting for the part of the fan that will extend below
the ceiling down to the lower blade surface. An absolute
minimum height of 7' is recommended. This may be reinforced
by building codes in your area.
the floor-to-ceiling distance is too little, check into
a low-ceiling mount for your fan. With some models, the
fan blade height can be increased by as much as 10". Remember,
though, that you need at least 12" between the ceiling and
the tops of the fan blades for proper airflow. Having 18"
is better if the space is available.
THE FAN TO THE BOX
the hanger bracket on the box with screws and lock
washers. If no lock washers are supplied, get some–they
prevent fan vibration from loosening the screws over time.
hanger bracket may accept either a half-ball hanger or a
hook-type hanger, depending on which kind your fan uses.
Either way, the hanger is carefully slipped into the bracket.
the unit is wired, and the ceiling cover is slipped up to
its full height and tightened in place.
sure to connect the black house wires to the black fan wires,
and the white house wires to the white fan wires.
fan should be electrically grounded to both the metal box
and the fan. The grounding wires will be either green or
bare copper. A green grounding pigtail attached to the box
by a bonding screw will make your work easier. Wire-nut
the ground wires from the box, the fan and the power supply
the fan wobbles when it runs, its blades may be unbalanced.
To correct this, try interchanging two adjacent blades.
If that doesn't work, take all the blades off and weigh
each one on a food or postal scale. If any is underweight,
tape a soft object such as a pencil eraser or modeling clay
to the top center of the blade, making its weight the same
as the others. Fan balancing kits with detailed instructions
are also available. Reinstall the blades and the fan should
nothing else works for fan mounting, use a piece of good-looking
hardwood plywood as a fan-mount. It should be large enough
to extend over two joists. The size may be 18" x 18" or
26" x 26", or any variant that does the job.
brass screws in pilot-drilled holes to attach the plywood
to the ceiling joists. The screw length will vary, depending
on the thickness of the plywood and plaster or plasterboard
ceiling below the joists. Use one screw every 6".
plywood will have an access hole of proper size cut in its
center, and will serve as the main mounting member for the
junction box above it.
the plywood with an outside corner molding, mitered at the
corners for a neat appearance.
you can get a surface-mounting fixture box along with a
surface conduit wiring system that meets electrical codes.
This allows you to do the wiring installation on the ceiling
and wall, rather than behind it.
may wish to wire your new ceiling fan through a fan speed
control. This lets you set its operating speed smoothly
kits are available if you wish to have a super-easy installation
and a degree of portability in a ceiling fan. These replace
the above-ceiling wiring job. In this case, though, the
hanger bracket is screwed directly into a ceiling joist.
swag kit is wired into the fan, and the fan assembled as
described earlier. Then slip it into the hanger bracket.
chain and cord are hung from hooks carried across the ceiling,
toward a wall and down the wall, where the cord plugs into
a handy receptacle.
swag-mounted ceiling fan can be taken down in a few minutes
and moved to another location.
extra care when working with electricity. Less current than
it takes to light a 60-watt bulb can be lethal.
wiring should conform to local electrical codes as well
as to the current National Electrical Code (NEC). You can
probably find a copy of the NEC at your local library.
trust a light switch to render a fixture "dead," because
sometimes the power enters at the fixture, even when the
switch is located in the circuit beyond it.
off the circuit you're working on by switching off a circuit
breaker or by unscrewing a fuse (the house main switch should
be off when handling fuses). Then padlock the panel if you
sure the circuit is truly "dead" before touching
any wires or terminals. Check with a high-voltage neon tester.
Test from the black wires to a grounded metal box or other
good ground, then to the white wires. Also test from the
white wires to a ground. Since there may be more than one
circuit inside an outlet box, before you take off a cover,
see that all of its circuits are off. Also, be
sure your tester is functioning by first trying it in a
your finished work with the power on using the neon tester.
Check black to white and black to a ground. It should light.
Test white to ground. It should not light.
you aren't knowledgeable about working around electricity,
call in a professional.
AND MATERIAL CHECKLIST
or Compass Saw
Switch/Outlet Box, Switch, Box Connectors
Switch Cover, Bonding Screw, Staples
x 1-1/2" Octagon Electrical Box
2 Phillips Screwdriver
your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow
all safety precautions. Information in this document has been
furnished by the National Retail Hardware Association (NRHA)
and associated contributors. Every effort has been made to
ensure accuracy and safety. Neither NRHA, any contributor
nor the retailer can be held responsible for damages or injuries
resulting from the use of the information in this document.
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