Porch Fan HC-1131 READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Porch Fan
HC-1131
Thank you for purchasing a Gulf Coast Fans Inc. product. It will provide
years of cost efficient comfort. With over a decade of experience in ensuring
quality workmanship at an affordable price, we stand behind our product and
we hope you will too.
IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS
1
Read these instructions carefully before you start.
2
Turn off the power at the source before installation, servicing, or cleaning.
3
WARNING--TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS
FAN WITH ANY SOLID STATE SPEED CONTROL DEVICE. USE ONLY GULF COAST
CONTROLS.
4
WARNING--TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, DO NOT BEND THE
BLADE IRONS WHEN INSTALLING ON BLADES, BALANCING THE BLADES, OR
CLEANING THE FAN. DO NOT INSERT FOREIGN OBJECTS IN BETWEEN ROTATING
FAN BLADES.
5
WARNING--TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR PERSONAL
INJURY, MOUNT FAN TO AN OUTLET BOX MARKED "ACCEPTABLE FOR FAN
SUPPORT" AND USE THE MOUNTING SCREWS PROVIDED WITH THE OUTLET BOX.
6
If you don't feel comfortable hanging and wiring this fan, we recommend that you hire a
qualified electrician to install it.
7
All wiring and electrical connections must meet the National Electrical Code and any local
codes that may apply.
8
After installation, fan blades must be at least seven (7) feet from the floor.
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To begin with, the site of installation must be clear of any obstructions. Walls, cabinet or cupboard doors,
and AC/heating vents (strong air currents will cause fan to wobble ) are common obstructions.
Also, you will need a securely mounted outlet box that is listed for fan support.
The only tools you will need are : A medium Phillips screwdriver, common sense, and a little caution.
I. Inventory the parts. Remove all of the parts from the top styrofoam and remove the
styrofoam. Use this top piece to support the fan during preliminary assembly.
Screw Package
A. Remove all parts from plastic bags, including the
screw package. Blades are not shown.
2- 3/16"-12x2" Wood Screws
2- Metal Washers
16-
CANOPY
HANGING BRACKET
w/2 CANOPY SCREWS
3- Wirenuts
SWITCH CUP
1 Safety clip
1- Spare Motor Screw
BLADE
IRONS
1 Clevis pin
Blade Screws
Pull Chain Knob
BALL &
DOWNROD
B. Remove the ten motor screws with lockwashers from motor.
Remove and discard the shipping stabilization blocks.
C. Remove two (2) of the three 1/8"-32x1/4" screws
from the switch cup plate on motor assembly.
SWITCH CUP
SCREWS
D. Place the motor, switch cup plate down, in top styrofoam.
Loosen the two (2) set screws in coupler. Fig. 1
II
MOTOR SCREWS
SET SCREWS
FIG. 1
Preliminary Assembly.
A. Hold together blade and blade iron. Note the side of the blade
you want to show. Using the Blade Screws, three each per blade,
secure blade to blade iron. Repeat this procedure with the rest of
the blades. You will have at least one screw left, this is a spare.
Be sure all of the screws are tight. Fig. 2
FIG. 2
B. 1. The downrod/ball combination may have a clevis pin, safety FIG. 3
clip, and washer assembled on it. You will need to remove
these to procede. (If you are using a longer downrod than is
provided, loosen the set screw on the ball, slide the ball
down the downrod and remove. Replace the pin in the new
downrod and slide the ball up so that the pin is in the slot in
the ball. Tighten the set screw. Fig. 3.)
2. Place the downrod/ball combination through the canopy. Feed the fans wires
through the downrod and insert downrod into coupler. Align the holes in the
downrod with those in the coupler. Fig. 4
FIG. 4
3. Insert the clevis pin and replace the washer and safety clip. Tighten the two
set screws in the coupler.
Make sure all of the screws are tight. At this time you may want to shorten the wires from the
fan to about 6" to 8" long. This helps when you tuck the wires into outlet box.
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WARNING - To Reduce The Risk Of Fire, Electric Shock, Or Personal
Injury Mount Fan To An Outlet Box Marked "Acceptable For Fan
Support" And Use The Mounting Screws Provided With The Outlet Box.
C.1. Take the hanging bracket and secure it to the outlet box (marked acceptable for fan support) using
the mounting screws provided with the outlet box. See Fig 5. Tighten them evenly.
2. Remove one canopy screw (also Fig 5) and loosen the other. Make
sure all of the wires are accessible and are not being pinched. Also,
make sure the bracket doesn't wobble.
FIG. 5
III. Hanging the fan motor...
A. Holding the fan carefully, lift it up to hanging bracket. Place the ball into
cradle of the bracket. Turn the entire motor assembly until it locks into
place. The tab on the bracket must be in the groove in the ball. Make
sure the wires are not being pinched. See Fig 6.
FIG. 6
IV. Wiring methods and instructions.
There are three common wiring methods; choose the one best suited to your needs. Keep in mind, the
supply wire colors may vary. (The wire colors in parentheses are commonly found in existing structures.)
Use the large orange wirenuts to make the connections. It is a good idea to wire the blue light kit wire
now, even if you don't have a light kit. It may save you some trouble in the future.
A. Pull chain operation only.
1. Green ground wires to outlet box ground (bare)
2. Black and blue wires from fan to hot supply (black)
3. White wire from fan to neutral supply (white)
See Fig 7.
SUPPLY HOT
BLUE
SUPPLY NEUTRAL
BLK
FIG. 7
WHT
FAN
FROM LIGHT CONTROL
FROM FAN CONTROL
SUPPLY NEUTRAL
BLUE
FIG. 8
BLK
WHT
GULF COAST
FAN
SUPPLY HOT
FAN
B. Wall control for both fan and light kit (Read the
instructions for the wall control first.)
1. Green ground wires to outlet box ground. (bare)
2. Black wire from fan to (black) wire from fan control.
3. Blue wire from fan to (red) wire from light control.
4. White wire from fan to neutral supply. (white)
See Fig 8.
LIGHT
FROM LIGHT CONTROL
C. Pull chain operation of fan - Wall control for the light.
1. Green ground wires to outlet box ground. (bare)
2. Black wire from fan to hot supply. (black)
3. Blue wire from fan to (red) wire from wall control.
4. White wire from fan to neutral supply. (white)
See Fig 9.
FROM SUPPLY HOT
SUPPLY NEUTRAL
BLUE
BLK
FIG. 9
SUPPLY HOT
WHT
ON
FAN
Now tuck the wires and wirenuts carefully into outlet box. Make sure the Green and White wires are
tucked into one side of the box and the Black and Blue wires are tucked into the other side of the box.
Make sure wirenuts remain tightly on connections.
If you have a Gulf Coast Remote Control, fan should be wired according to method A.
Method B can be used with two separate controls for the fan and light, or with a combination wall control,
such as a 423L Gulf Coast control.
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CANOPY
V. Final Assembly
With the motor in place and the wires out of the way, slide the canopy
up to the hanging bracket. The canopy screw in the bracket will come
through the large end of the key slot in the canopy. Fig. 10. Turn the
canopy slightly, counter-clockwise, to hold in place, and insert
remaining canopy screw. Tighten the screws.
Fig. 10
VI. To avoid scratching the switch cup or damaging the motor, do not run the fan
without blades. So, the next step is to mount the blade assemblies on the
motor. The easiest way to do this is to insert a motor screw into one hole on the
base of the blade iron; hold it in place with a screwdriver and lift blade assembly
into place. Start this screw in an appropriate hole in motor. See Fig 11. Now
insert another into the other hole and tighten both screws. Repeat this with the
rest of the blade assemblies, and retighten all of the screws.
Fig. 11
VII. You're just about done now. The switch cup is the last step, and it's simple.
Notice the wire connectors in the switch cup and on the motor. They are color
coded and notched to fit only one way. Check the pins in both connectors for
alignment as shown in Fig. 12. If they the pins are only slightly misaligned,
bundle the wires tightly behind the connector when connecting. Push the
connectors together until latch secures them together and make sure none of the
pins were pushed out. Lift the cup into place . Insert one of the screws removed
earlier and thread into switch cup plate. Insert the remaining switch cup screws
and tighten all. Fig. 13.
CORRECT
INCORRECT
Fig. 12
Fig. 13
VIII. Turn the power supply back on and prepare to be comfortable.
IX. The first pull of the chain will give you high speed. The second is medium speed, and the third is low
speed. Once again will turn it off.
With the reverse switch in the down position, the fan will provide downward air movement and positive
air flow to cool you in the hot season. In the up position, air movement is upward and will bring heat
trapped at the ceiling , down around the rooms walls, warming you in the cold season.
**CAUTION-DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REVERSE FAN WHILE IT IS IN MOTION.**
X. Troubleshooting
Fan won't run -
Check power supply.
Reverse switch is not fully engaged.
Pin is pushed out of wire connector in switch cup.
Fan makes noise Please allow 24 hours of running
time to fully seat bearings.
Fan wobbles -
Screw(s) is(are) loose somewhere.
Variable speed control (dimmer) in fan circuit.
Bracket is loose at the ceiling.
Loose screw at top of fan.
Try switching opposing blades.
We recommend that you retighten the blade
iron to blade screws and blade iron to motor
screws after fan has been up for 30 to 60 days.
Gulf Coast Fans, Inc. products are sold at
Dan's Fan City stores.
Our service department is always ready to
help. We stand behind our product and always
strive to satisfy our customer.
Gulf Coast Fans, Inc.
300 Dunbar Avenue
Oldsmar, Florida 34677
(813)-855-7384
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