Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ceiling Fan fixed

A few weeks ago the pull cord on the ceiling fan in the living room broke. Thankfully it broke when the light turned on so we could still use the switch to turn the light on and off.

Last week when it got up to 80 degrees this was a problem. We had to have the light on in order to have the fan on.

I took it apart this week to fix it, thinking I'd just be able to shimmy the pull chord somehow and it would work again.

I was wrong. I couldn't figure out how to get it all apart, so I was just going to buy a new light. My dad talked me out of it and I ended up just buying a new switch. Heck, $2.50 to fix the light instead of $30 sounded pretty good. However the new one didn't quit fit the way it needed to. It turned out I had not taken the light all the way apart yet. I was able to disassemble it even more and finally get it put back together. We again have a pull chord on the ceiling fan. Cost $2.50, labor 3 hours. Cost of figuring out how to change the pull chord. 3 hours of time I could have been doing something else (and you thought I was going to say priceless).