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IMPROVE - CLEAN
BUILD
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CROWN MOULDINGS (MOLDINGS)
WINDOWS & DOORS
INSULATION
FRAMING

Handyman Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Lake Forest
 
The Owen Williams Mission Viejo Handyman Service Company

 
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Mission Viejo

Rancho Santa Margarita
- Coto De Caza

Lake Forest

- Foothill Ranch
- El Toro
- Portola Hills


Irvine

Ladera Ranch

San Clemente

Aliso Viejo

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Handyman Mission Viejo - Owen Williams Mission 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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We Service Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Irvine, San Juan Capistrano,
Ladera Ranch, San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and beyond
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BUY MINKA AIRE CEILING FANS
BUY OVERHEAD GARAGE ORGANIZERS
KITCHEN REMODELING - DRAWER FIXING AND REBUILDING

 
PLUMBING*
Add or replace fixtures
Repair leaks
Repair / replace water supplies
Toilet repair
   
ELECTRICAL*
Dimmer switches
Install / replace ceiling fans
Replace electrical switch / outlet
Replace circuit breaker
Label electrical panels
   
BATHROOMS
Small wall and floor tile repair
Wood floor repair / install
Caulking
Shower doors installed
Toilet tuned
Fixtures installed / replaced
Towel racks hung
Bathroom remodeling
   
INTERIOR
Crown Moulding (Molding)
Crown Moulding Installer
Stairway railings
Base moulding

Case moulding

Coffered ceilings
Fireplace mantles
Decorative colums
Decorative trim
Drywall repair / texture
Door hung / repaired
Trim carpentry
Shelving / storage built
Window installation/repair
Painting
Wallpaper hung / removed
   
EXTERIOR
Install Crown Moulding (Molding)
Fence, gate instal l/ repair
Install patios / repair decks
Gutter replace / repair
Siding, fascia, soffit repair
Window & Door installation/repair
Caulking
Outside Speakers
Outside Lighting
Window Washing
Landscaping and pvc piping
Painting
   
HOME SAFETY
Install smoke / noxious gas detectors
Moving items to a safer location
Cutting or removing debris
Earthquake proofing
Water heater strapping
Child proofing house
Install fire extinguishers
OUR SPECIALTY*
Installing crown moulding
Installing base moulding

Installing case moulding

Installing fireplace mantles
Installing decorative colums
Installing wainscoting
Installing coffered ceilings
Installing chair railings
Installing stairway railings
Installing decorative trim
 
INDEPENDENT LIVING
Install grab bars / railings
Install porch/landing ramps
Widen doorways
Retrofit faucets / other controls
Install shower / tub seats
 
KITCHENS
New disposals installed
Refinish, fix wood floors
Ice / water to refrigerator
Cabinet doors
Cabinets upgrade
Fix or repair wood furniture
New cabinet hardware
New appliances installed
   
HEATING/COOLING
Filter replacement
Install hypo allergenic filters
Vent direction adjustment
   
PET
Build dog houses
Pet doors
Pickup dog poop
Dog runs
Build or Repair Bird Houses
   
BEDROOMS
Closet doors hung
Closet track alignment
Closet organizers
Add shelving
Add a closet
Closet lining
Hang pictures
   
GARAGE
Inspect, repair and replace openers, springs and doors
Clean / organize garage
Install shelving/lighting
Paint floors
Finish drywall
   
ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Weather-strip doors / windows
Install energy saving light bulbs
Install attic insulation
Plant shade trees
Install house fans
 

Don’t see something you need to have done? Call (949) 514-4172. Mission Viejo Handyman Service, The Owen Williams Company, offers a wide range of solutions to the literally thousands of possible repairs and improvements in and around your home or business.

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About our 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.

And Mission 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, 92679.

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FOR INSTALLING IT YOURSELF
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HOW TO INSTALL A CEILING FAN
by the
NRHA (National Retail Hardware Association) :
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GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • An 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.

  • The 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.

  • Since 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 fan.

  • If 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.

 MOUNTING THE CEILING FAN
  • Start your installation by turning off the power to the light's circuit breaker or fuse. Only then should you remove the light fixture.

  • If 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.

  • Cut 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.

  • Use 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.)

  • The heaviest fan that should be supported by an outlet box is 35 lbs.. If it weighs more, the building structure must support it.

  • Whatever 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.

  • You'll 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.

  • Fan-mounting is particularly important because any failure to make things secure could allow your fan to fall from the ceiling.


Patented hangers are easy to install and relatively inexpensive.
Mounts for beam ceilings are available for either horizontal or pitched beams.

 ASSEMBLY
  • Fan 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 the fan.

  • The 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.

  • Some 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.

  • Other 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.

  • Tighten the set screw well.

  • Other models use a hook, with the hanger bracket designed to accept it.

  • To 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.

  • Most 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 themselves.
Turn the motor so its wires are on top, and place the ceiling cover onto the hanger pipe.
hook-style hangers fasten over pins that are attached to the ceiling.
with the fan motor inverted, install the flanges and then the blades.

 HEIGHT BENEATH BLADES
  • Now, 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.

  • If 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.
A ceiling fan should be no lower than 7' from the floor – the higher the better. Also, it needs at least 12

 

 MOUNTING THE FAN TO THE BOX
  • Install 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.

  • The 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.

  • Next, the unit is wired, and the ceiling cover is slipped up to its full height and tightened in place.

  • Be sure to connect the black house wires to the black fan wires, and the white house wires to the white fan wires.

  • The 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 together.

  • If 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 run smoothly.
The fan should be electrically bonded to its grounded metal junction box using a bare or green-insulated wire.

 PROBLEM HANGING
  • When 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.

  • Use 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".

  • The 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.

  • Finish the plywood with an outside corner molding, mitered at the corners for a neat appearance.

  • Or, 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.

  • You may wish to wire your new ceiling fan through a fan speed control. This lets you set its operating speed smoothly and easily.
A hardwood plywood panel will cover the large hole in the ceiling made in building a secure mounting system.

 SWAG KIT USE
  • Swag 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.

  • The swag kit is wired into the fan, and the fan assembled as described earlier. Then slip it into the hanger bracket.

  • The 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.

  • A swag-mounted ceiling fan can be taken down in a few minutes and moved to another location.
A swag kit lets the fan wiring run across the ceiling and down to a convenient wall receptacle.

 ELECTRICAL SAFETY
  • Use extra care when working with electricity. Less current than it takes to light a 60-watt bulb can be lethal.

  • All 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.

  • Never 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.

  • Turn 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 can.

  • Make 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 live receptacle.

  • Test 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.

  • If you aren't knowledgeable about working around electricity, call in a professional.

TOOL AND MATERIAL CHECKLIST

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Swag Kit
  • Low-Ceiling Mount
  • Patented Support Unit
  • Neon Test Light
  • Claw Hammer
  • Speed Controller
  • Wallboard or Compass Saw
  • Stud Locator
  • Electrician's Pliers
  • Cable-Ripper
  • Cable, Switch/Outlet Box, Switch, Box Connectors
  • Wire-nuts, Switch Cover, Bonding Screw, Staples
  • Mounting Kit
  • Lock Washers
  • Angled-Ceiling Mount
  • 4" x 1-1/2" Octagon Electrical Box
  • No. 2 Phillips Screwdriver
  • 3/16" Slotted Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Soft Cloth
  • Ladder
  • Wire-Stripper
  • Surface-Wiring System

 

Check 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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