In most cases, if the fan was hardwired from the factory, it is quite difficult to change the wiring to bypass the remote control aspect and add pull chains. In order to tell you if you can do what your asking, more info is needed. Did your ceiling fan come prewired for remote control, or was it added later on? What is the model of your fan?... That is why I said contact hamton bay and check with them... .they would be able to tell you if it is possible.