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How to control a (1) ceiling fan/light combo and (2) room-to-room fan using X-10 devices.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1991 (v.6#1) pg. 32

Tip on safely controlling low-voltage yard lights (without overheating the transformer) and variable-speed ceiling fans (with induction motors) using X-10 switches.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1992 (v.7#5) pg. 8

How to install an electric ceiling fan with paddle blades.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #200 Jul-Aug 1979 (v.29#6) pg. 14

Tip: Stop the humming that comes from a glass-globed ceiling fan.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #283 Nov 1987 (v.37#9) pg. 80

How to install a ceiling fan following these detailed instructions.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #291 Sep 1988 (v.38#7) pg. 76

Tip on balancing ceiling fan blades.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #294 Jan 1989 (v.39#1) pg. 14

Cleaning tip for a ceiling fan.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #306 Mar 1990 (v.40#3) pg. 9

Troubleshooting a ceiling fan that makes a grating, rubbing sound.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #306 Mar 1990 (v.40#3) pg. 84

How to correct an out-of-balance ceiling fan.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #336 Mar 1993 (v.43#3) pg. 6
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #340 Jul-Aug 1993 (v.43#7) pg. 14

Install a ceiling fan without going into the attic.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 66

Tip on using plastic bags to protect the blades of a ceiling fan from paint drips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 50

Fixing a wobbly ceiling fan.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #389 Jun 1998 (v.48#6) pg. 6

Tips on silencing a humming ceiling fan.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #392 Oct 1998 (v.48#9) pg. 30

A look at home ceiling fans with paddle blades. How to select and install one.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1979 (v.3#9) pg. 21

Upgrade an overhead lighting fixture and improve ventilation by installing a combination light and ceiling fan.
HOME MECHANIX #782 Feb 1994 (v.90) pg. 38
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #785 May 1994 (v.90) pg. 7

How to care for your ceiling fan.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1984 (v.9#6) pg. 59

How to install a ceiling fan. Some tips.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #652 Sep 1982 (v.78) pg. 69

Switch multiplier. Digital switching arrangement multiplies the number of AC-operated devices that can be controlled by a single wall switch without requiring house wiring modifications. A single switch is able to control both a ceiling fan and light independently via relays.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 50
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 7
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 5

Electric ceiling fans of the Victorian era. Includes suggestions on buying and refurbishing an antique fan and instructions for installing a ceiling fan.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1987 (v.15#4) pg. 42

Temperature-controlled circuits include (1) ceiling fan actuator, (2) freeze sensor to activate a water pipe heater, and (3) differential thermostat circuit.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 28
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1995 (v.12#6) pg. 29

Tip on controlling ceiling fans using X-10.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Nov 1997 (v.2#5) pg. 11

Shortcoming on using an X-10 dimmer switch to control a ceiling fan.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Jan 1998 (v.2#6) pg. 6

Tips on selecting and installing those large-blade, ceiling-mounted fans.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 103

Tip: How to install a line voltage thermostat to control a ceiling fan. Turns fan on whenever temperature near the ceiling gets too warm.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 51

Tip on balancing the blades of a "paddle wheel" ceiling fan.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1983 (v.160#2) pg. 26

Tips on eliminating ceiling fan wobble.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1985 (v.162#4) pg. 47

How to install a ceiling fan.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1986 (v.163#8) pg. 121
Correction POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1986 (v.163#11) pg. 7

Tip on balancing the blades on a ceiling fan to prevent oscillations.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1987 (v.164#2) pg. 38

Tips on eliminating the wobble in a ceiling fan.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1994 (v.171#7) pg. 73

Installing a ceiling fan in place of an existing ceiling fixture is shown step-by-step.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1994 (v.171#9) pg. 76

How to balance the blades on a ceiling fan.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1997 (v.174#1) pg. 84

Tips on mounting a paddle fan on almost any ceiling.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1984 (v.225#4) pg. 114

A buyer's guide to ceiling fans. Tips on selection and installation.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.2#6) pg. 48

Tips on installing a ceiling fan.
SUNSET Oct 1983 (v.171#4) pg. 144

Fan appreciation. A step-by-step guide to installing a ceiling fan with light.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #814 Apr 1997 (v.93) pg. 42

Kit-built ceiling fan saves energy, is fun to assemble. Some tips on assembling the kit from Heath Company (Benton Harbor MI).
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1979 (v.35#6) pg. 94

All about ceiling fans. Includes installation tips.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1982 (v.38#4) pg. 22

How to install a ceiling fan using low-profile surface wiring channel.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1987 (v.43#3) pg. 58

How to support a ceiling fan between joists.
WORKBENCH Dec 1997 (v.53#6) pg. 6