first post here. I administer 3 forums so i feel like I'm spreading myself thin. Hard to keep up with so many sites no matter how useful they are. Hopefully I'll have some usefullness to add here with the little time I do get to participate... On to my question... Trying to keep the thermostat set high enough to save some energy but at the right temperature so we don't have to melt, I decided a ceiling fan would help. I went to the store and started looking at all the fans. Every single one said that most light fixtures do not accept fans and they must be acceptable for fan use. Anything else and you'd need an electrician. Well, I really wanted a fan, so we got one. This is a fairly new doublewide manufactured home... based on the fact that every single light fixture wont take more than a 60watt bulb I figured it would accept a fan. So I put off opening the box for a few days. I figured I'd get around to calling an electrician sooner or later. Well, one day I decided to open up the light fixture. What did I see? A sticker that said "acceptable for fan use". I was SO happy. installed the fan that evening with no problems whatsoever. This was our living room. I decided I really wanted one in the bedroom. So back to the store. Picked out a new fan, and back home. Opened the light fixture and right away I knew it wouldn't work. Everything was different, and there was no friendly sticker up there. So, I was a bit disappointed. The fixture is not acceptable. They have to be mounted correctly and be able to support at least 35 pounds(according to some of the boxes I read). well, I'm not entirely sure this fixture is in the right spot for me anyway, but to move it would mean there'd be an extra hole in the ceiling... not to mention there is no access to the space above the ceiling. So, I'm curious. Am I stuck either giving up or calling an electrician? Or is putting in a new fixture something I can do myself? I'm fairly handy and can follow directions quite well, but I do know some things are best left to the professionals. Any thoughts are welcome.