|Grant looped one end of a rope through the top of the fan and placed the other end of the rope in my hands. While he held the fan (and climbed the stepladder), I had to pull my end of the rope. GENTLY!|
|The Health and Safety Officer checks on the rope's stability|
Throughout the proceedings, Shadow was constantly under our feet. He clambered up the ladder behind Grant and sat on the top step. While Grant was explaining to me how to pull the fan up to the ceiling, he, self-appointed Health and Safety Officer, checked on the stability of the rope.
One thing that bothered me was that there was a ragged hole in the ceiling. Grant assured me that once the fan was in place, the electrics connected, he'd place the cover over the hole and I would see it no more. True to his word, now that the fans are in place (and both working perfectly) there are no offending holes in the ceiling. BTW our ceilings are concrete (remember the roof above our flat from where I take many sunrise and sunset photos?) so I didn't relish the thought bits of cement falling on my head...
|No safety rules here, except that we did turn off the electricity at the mains. Grant is standing on the top of a steel step ladder and guiding the fan to the opening in the ceiling. I was instructed to LEAVE the rope at this stage!|
|Connecting the electrics|
Thank goodness Grant is tall. Standing on the TOP step of the ladder he could reach up and close the offending hole
|The new ceiling fan, installed by my darling husband...|
|The new switch with it's brand name and country of origing displayed|
The Health and Safety Officer is called in to check on the tools and components of... another fan! *sigh*
|The Health and Safety Officer takes a well-deserved rest!|
The second fan was a piece of cake to install! (Well, sort of, it was still soooo heavy when I took the old fan from Grant that my knees buckled - lol!)
The Arabic for fan is mirrhooha (singular) and for fans is marawe (plural) The Arabic for ceiling is segeeff.
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