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My experience. No. They would rather install all new.

There is one design for tropical areas, with replaceable blades, and strong waterproofing. But that is a commercial model, sold in that market.

Some of ceiling fan installatiions we have seen here an Puerto Vallarta are ridiculous. Like buy one in Costco, get your broinlaw to install it for a case of beer.

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Usually a fan repair is due to it starting to run slowly. If that's the case, it's an easy and cheap fix- it just needs a new capacitor, a part the size of a small matchbox that costs about 35 pesos and has 2 little wires. You detach the old capacitor and put in the new one. I change out the capacitors on my fans myself every 3 years or so and have never had to buy a new fan, either stand-up or ceiling fan. Any electrician can do it for you.

I did have one ceiling fan, in the kitchen, that the motor actually died on. The electrician explained that ceiling fans in the kitchen have this happen because of all the grease they get exposed to. It gums up the motor eventually.

Not sure why it would suddenly go out of balance, unless a blade got hit with something. In that case, you can just purchase new blades, unscrew the old ones and attach the new.

In any case fan repair is something electricians do, you don't need some specialist.

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Although I totally agree with Mudgirl, sometimes the fans here are very high and require, ahem, expertise with a very long ladder. Raphael Granados used to work for Quick Blinds et al and installed all their new fans and will do maintenance. 333-486-4706 is the last number I have for him. He speaks English but is also sometimes unreliable with timing. Your call.

edited to add: Forgot to say that ANY ceiling fan can be made into a remote controlled one and Raphael can do that too. Nice to not have to get out of bed in the middle of the night.

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10 minutes ago, Ferret said:

sometimes the fans here are very high and require, ahem, expertise with a very long ladder. 

Mine aren't really high-I can reach them with a 6 ft. stepladder. But I probably shouldn't be doing that at my age 🙂 Still being agile and handy tends to lead to doing foolish things. At least now when I'm going to get on a ladder, I tell my neighbor, and that if I don't give him a shout out in 20 minutes, to please come make sure I'm not lying unconscious on the tile floor.

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7 minutes ago, AndyPanda said:

Not really, no.

I was thinking the non electric repairs. For electric, one would call an electrician or take it to a small appliance repair shop. I have my contractors electrician do anything like that around the house and not been disappointed yet.

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3 hours ago, happyjillin said:

I have had my contractors and or their people do repairs. Just about any handy person around here is capable.

Are you ever out of touch. Two men working off a 15-20 metre step ladder, at the same time, installing a fragile light. In Canada, by law, I would have to setup a temporary scaffold, and a complete fall arrest system. It is illegal to work off a ladder in Canada., they are only permitted for access, they must be tied off. Also illegal to lift plastic buckets on ropes with materials, tools etc.

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8 minutes ago, CHILLIN said:

Are you ever out of touch. Two men working off a 15-20 metre step ladder, at the same time, installing a fragile light. In Canada, by law, I would have to setup a temporary scaffold, and a complete fall arrest system. It is illegal to work off a ladder in Canada.,

What on earth does Canadian law have to do with a Mexican handyman fixing a fan?

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30 minutes ago, mudgirl said:

What on earth does Canadian law have to do with a Mexican handyman fixing a fan?

This is a very dangerous job. That is what we found in Canada. It matters in Mexico because someone working in your property or home, falls and kills or seriously injures someone. First come the government, with their penalty books, then the lawyers come looking for your property title. But then you have valid construction liabilty insurance? Right?

I just annoys me knowing the proper and safe way to do many things, get tossed out the window by ill advised gringos or greedy contractors. So many pointless and easily avoidable accidents. If you don't believe this, visit the public courtyard of a public hospital or IMSS. Land of the walking wounded. Many will never work again.

Always hire a company and ask to see a copy of their worker injury liabilty insurance. Usually, at least IMSS.

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48 minutes ago, CHILLIN said:

How do you get around the requirement that three limbs must be in contact at all times. Then there are the fall arrest clips, etc. One hand can only do very little work.

I see "Obligations" concerning safe ladders and I see "Considerations and best practices". I see nothing about three limbs.

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1 hour ago, CHILLIN said:

This is a very dangerous job. 

It depends on what "job" you are talking about. I have changed out the capacitors and fan blades on my ceiling fans many times and there isn't anything dangerous about it. Of course I make sure the ladder is securely positioned and the electric breaker to the fan turned off.

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1 hour ago, CHILLIN said:

This is a very dangerous job. That is what we found in Canada. It matters in Mexico because someone working in your property or home, falls and kills or seriously injures someone. First come the government, with their penalty books, then the lawyers come looking for your property title. But then you have valid construction liabilty insurance? Right?

I just annoys me knowing the proper and safe way to do many things, get tossed out the window by ill advised gringos or greedy contractors. So many pointless and easily avoidable accidents. If you don't believe this, visit the public courtyard of a public hospital or IMSS. Land of the walking wounded. Many will never work again.

Always hire a company and ask to see a copy of their worker injury liabilty insurance. Usually, at least IMSS.

Just how many people have died at your place so far?

Sounds kinda scary 😳 

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1 hour ago, CHILLIN said:

It is clearly written. Here maybe this one is better for you. The WHO reports that the U.S.A. has highest amount of ladder deaths and injuries in the world. And this is increasing. Most of the falls are less than ten feet.

https://www.nachi.org/ladder-safety.htm

Clearly written where? You started by saying it's the law in Canada. I can find no such law. And your response is more ladder safety tips from an American trade association.

No one is denying ladder safety issues. My link to the Ontario Ministry of Labour is replete with ladder safety information, but no law about "three limbs" or anything else.

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Well maybe it is registered in memory, training new employees etc. I had to know this stuff inside out, multi floor heritage masonry repair and replacement. Up to 20 floors last and biggest job. Vancouver Block Clock Tower, Georgia and Granville. Reconstructed 20 ft. Ionic columns, and complete exterior repair. Swing stages, window cleaner boards, lots of safety rope and knots.

Some important points. Most new ladder deaths and injuries, among newly trained or not bilingual Hispanic workers. Make sure you have your own insurance, or for your temporary employees, or your contractor has it covered.

The last couple of times I visited ER in Canada. Two or three seniors cleaning gutters, ladder fall etc.

 

These ceiling fans are so inexpensive. At one time I worked for the largest manufacturer in Hong Kong, immigration. I couldn't believe the low prices these items landed for. Under $50 definitely.

Take care. You are getting older. Prices increase accordingly.

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Sometimes people just go overboard trying to impress, mostly themselves, and anybody else who will listen, about all their knowledge and wisdom on just about any topic.

In this case.....Its all the time.

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