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Welcome. My name is XXXXX XXXXX would be glad to assist.
Trying to find one to look at, so I can see what it actually looks like, not familiar with that name.
ok. I can't seem to find this switch. it is a two wire plastic switch with a heavy brass nut on the bottom of it. the brass nut has two set screw holes in it.
It is a flat style with the stem on one end?
Does it twist for on and off , or is it push on and off?
here is a picture of it. black and clear plastic with the brass nut on the bottom
That looks like a standard pull switch, what is different?
sorry, I didn't say it was a pull chain... I don't think...
It has the 2 set screws on the bottom, correct?
Ok, loosen the set screws and that piece should unscrew off the pull chain switch itself
nope, the set screws held it on the hollow threaded bolt that ran down into the light kit section of the fan. I will try to unscrew it from the switch, though
yes, it will unscrew from the pull switch. They usually use that style connector on the lights with the switches on the very bottom of the fans and pull straight down
if you need a new nipple, you can get them in various lenghts
yes, the switch is a standard pull chain switch
get them anywhere
correct. it DID unscrew. I thought it was one piece...
yea, they are misleading
ok... um... what is a "nipple"?
All I need is a two wire pull switch then, right?
the pipe that the brass coupler connected to
the brass couples the switch to the nipple so you can use a globe nut on the bottom? correct?
yea, is that little nipple ok?
you mean the brass nut? yes it is fine. the set screws are good. in fact, all is well with the world, now.
so all I need is a single throw, two wire fan pull switch from HD/Lowes?
ok, great. Yea, go to Home depot and get a standard pull switch, it will have a little brass cover over the threads when you buy it, just remove the brass cover and install your brass coupler
Awesome! wonder why no one knew that when I was there last weekend! grrr! Thanks for your help.
they just sell parts, not as knowledgeable as they should be, but you got it now
You are most welcome,
great. THanks. how do I end this now?
just the rating when it asks you to rate my work with you and that is it
good to know. normally can do all this on my own, but this brass nut had gotten the better of me! thanks again.
i do understand, happens alot
thanks you too