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Chandelier or Ceiling Fan Installation Instructions

General Tools and Materials:

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  • Chandelier/
Ceiling Fan Chandelier/ Ceiling Fan
  • IC-Rated
Electrical Box IC-Rated Electrical Box
  • 2x4 Wood
Blocks 2x4 Wood Blocks
  • Screw Gun /
Drill Driver
& Bits Screw Gun / Drill Driver & Bits
  • Wood Cutting
Saw Wood Cutting Saw
  • Jig Saw with
Finish Blade Jig Saw with Finish Blade
  • Deck Screws Deck Screws
  • Screwdriver Screwdriver
  • Mollies
(if necessary) Mollies (if necessary)
  • Stud Finder Stud Finder
  • Tape
Measure Tape Measure
  • Paper &
Pencil Paper & Pencil
  • Scissors Scissors
  • Safety
Glasses Safety Glasses
  • Ladder Ladder
Before starting, review the beam installation guide that is appropriate for your project. These instructions are a supplement.

Installation Overview
Installation overview


IMPORTANT:
Faux Beams cannot support weight. It is the sole responsibility of the installer to ensure that the wood blocking and IC-rated electrical box can support the weight of the item being installed. AZ Faux assumes no responsibility or liability for installation.


WARNINGS:

  • Consult a licensed electrician if your installation requires electrical work that you are unfamiliar with.
  • Follow local building and fire codes as well as the light manufacturer’s recommended clearances
  • Turn electricity off prior to starting any electrical work
  • Pull all electrical prior to installing the beam and lights.
  • Wear safety glasses during the entire installation process

Directions

Measure Beam

Step 1

Measure Beam

Tools:

  • Tape Measure
  • IC-Rated Electrical Box
  • 2x4 Wood
  • Wood Cutting Saw

Measure from the top of the beam to the top of the electrical box. Cut wood blocking to fill this gap. Dry fit the wood blocks to ensure that they fit inside the beam. Check the overall height of the wood blocking plus the IC-rated electrical box to ensure it matches the overall height of the beam. Adjust if necessary.

Secure Wood Blocking to the Ceiling

Step 2

Secure Wood Blocking to the Ceiling

Tools:

  • Stud Finder
  • Deck Screws
  • Screw Gun/ Drill Driver & Bits
  • Mollies (if necessary)

Check installation location for studs. If studs exist, use deck screws that are long enough to penetrate the wood block(s) and underlying studs to mount the wood blocks directly into the studs. If studs do not exist, secure the wood blocks with mollies.

IMPORTANT: The blocks need to be secure enough to hold the weight of the fixture.

Template Electrical Box

Step 3

Template Electrical Box

Tools:

  • Paper & Pencil
  • IC-Rated Electrical Box
  • Scissors

Use a piece of paper/cardboard to template the electrical box. Trim excess and set aside.

Mount Electrical Box

Step 4

Mount Electrical Box

Tools:

  • IC-Rated Electrical Box
  • Deck Screws
  • Screw Gun / Drill Driver & Bits

Securely mount the IC-rated electrical box to the wood blocks.

Connect Electrical Box

Step 5

Connect Electrical Box

Tools:

  • Deck Screws
  • Screw Driver

Connect electrical wires into the IC-rated electrical box.

Mark Electrical Box Location

Step 6

Mark Electrical Box Location

Tools:

  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil & Paper
  • Template from Step 3

Measure and mark the location of the IC-rated electrical box at the point where it will be coming through the beam. It may be helpful to dry fit the beam during this step.

Cut Hole in Beam

Step 7

Cut Hole in Beam

Tools:

  • Jig Saw

Cut the faux wood beam to accommodate the IC-rated electrical box.

Install Beam

Step 8

Install Beam

Follow beam installation guide that is appropriate for your project.

Connect Chandelier/Ceiling Fan

Step 9

Connect Chandelier/Ceiling Fan

Connect the chandelier or ceiling fan fixture following the manufacturer directions.