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#112036 - 01/29/01 02:35 PM Fans over Hot Tub
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Submitted by Bill Addiss


That Ceiling Fan is about 3 1/2 ft above the Tub

The owner used to sit in the tub and pull the chains.

(This was inherited from a previous owner).

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#112037 - 01/29/01 05:18 PM Re: Fans over Hot Tub
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Personally, I've never met a (paddle) fan that I've liked. To me, the appropriate location for any of these fans is the nearest landfill.
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#112038 - 01/29/01 05:27 PM Re: Fans over Hot Tub
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Tom,

That fan was low enough that the average person would hit their head on it if they stood up in the tub. The owner has agreed that is best to get rid of it, just never really thought about it being a hazard.

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#190875 - 12/09/09 05:41 PM Re: Fans over Hot Tub [Re: Bill Addiss]
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How about a blast from the past!

8+ years ago, revived for comment!
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#190878 - 12/09/09 05:54 PM Re: Fans over Hot Tub [Re: HotLine1]
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We have the same fan in our bedroom, with a different light kit
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#194296 - 05/22/10 12:04 AM Re: Fans over Hot Tub [Re: Webmaster]
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it also looks like they may have problems removing the lid off of the hot tub due to the lowness of the fan

and here is a pic of the fan in my bedroom, installed by me

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#194299 - 05/22/10 02:10 AM Re: Fans over Hot Tub [Re: Webmaster]
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No way, Bill.
Anyone that installs a fan in a position like that needs to be shot.
This is just an accident waiting to happen.
One thing makes me wonder though, why on earth do you need a fan in a room with a spa pool in the first place, it sounds like the quickest to give yourself a chill.
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#194301 - 05/22/10 06:24 AM Re: Fans over Hot Tub [Re: Trumpy]
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Mike, it's a masochist thing. I knew a masochist once. He liked nothing better than to plunge into a freezing bath full of salted ice-cubes every morning.
So he had a hot one instead! bash
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#194304 - 05/22/10 10:21 AM Re: Fans over Hot Tub [Re: Trumpy]
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Originally Posted By: Trumpy
No way, Bill.
Anyone that installs a fan in a position like that needs to be shot.
This is just an accident waiting to happen.
One thing makes me wonder though, why on earth do you need a fan in a room with a spa pool in the first place, it sounds like the quickest to give yourself a chill.
Wow,

Brings back memories. The homeowner said they bought the house with the fan and Hot Tub as you see it, so I don't know the whole history. The Fan could have been there first. It does get HOT in a room like that.

Bill

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#194352 - 05/25/10 06:49 AM Re: Fans over Hot Tub [Re: Webmaster]
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Question from an outsider... does the NEC specify minimum distances between tubs or pools and electrical devices?

I know for sure that something like this wouldn't fly in any country using the distance tables from the European standards - they prohibit any devices or appliances except suitably wet rated water heaters within 60cm from the edge of the tub or (in case of showers without a shower pan) 120cm from the furthest reach of the handheld shower below 225cm above finished floor level. That doesn't mean average people couldn't touch the light/fan/whatever standing up in the tub with outstretched arms, but you certainly couldn't hit it accidentally.

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