A random collection of thoughts, comments and photos from Ben Simon.
The score so far: Ben 1, Fan 0.
I've managed to get the fan out of the ceiling without damage to myself
or the house. Whew.
Now it's off to Home Depot for a replacement, and then the real fun
begins: getting the new fan in place.
If you end up having to replace the fan, you'll find it easier if you check the measurements on your current fan housing and look for a whole new fan with the same dimensions from the same manufacturer. I don't know which brands HD and Lowes carry, but if you can't find your manufacturer at one, try the other.
Thanks for the tip Gareth.You're the first person I'll call if I attempt this project and get in over my head. ;-)