Rustic outdoor ceiling fans installed under a roof of a porch, a backyard or a cooling deck can provide air movement during the summer heat. To install a self-powered ceiling fan one that does not use household electricity use a solar powered model. A solar powered ceiling fan is similar in design to a solar powered attic fan, and can be purchased at some home and garden stores. To install the fan, you will need unique tools that are common to most homes. Purchase a solar-powered ceiling fan from a home-and-garden store. Choose a model that has a separate solar panel. The solar panel should not be incorporated into the fan since the panel should be mounted where it can collect sunlight.
Place a ladder in the area where you want to install the rustic outdoor ceiling fans. Place the ceiling fan against the underside of the cover. Screw wood screws through the holes in the brackets on both sides of the fan and into the ceiling with wood screws, using a Phillips screwdriver. The job will be faster if you use an electric screwdriver. Extend the electrical cables connected to the ceiling fan to the edge of the roof. Tape the cables to the roof edge temporarily with a strip of tape.
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Place the ladder against the edge of the deck. Mount the solar panel near the roof edge, in a place where you can get total exposure to the sun. Use wood screws and a Phillips screwdriver to mount it. Loosen the two screws on the edge of the solar panel with the Phillips screwdriver or a Phillips screwdriver, depending on the panel model. Strips an inch and a half of insulation from the ends of the two cables that are burned to the edge of the ceiling, using a wire stripper. Remove the adhesive tape. Wind the exposed end of each wire around a screw that is on the solar panel. Tighten the screws. The sun will now hit the solar panel and power the rustic outdoor ceiling fans at no cost to you.