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#31010 - 11/05/03 09:20 PM Ceiling fan height
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Is there a minium height for ceiling fans and/or light? With most patio covers they sure are low when there installed. Here in AZ they get used a lot on patio covers.
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#31011 - 11/06/03 02:47 AM Re: Ceiling fan height
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Min. height 7' AFF is the norm as per manufactures instructions.
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#31012 - 11/06/03 07:35 AM Re: Ceiling fan height
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Wonder how we get by installing them in patio covers?
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#31013 - 11/06/03 09:48 AM Re: Ceiling fan height
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aldav53:
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Here in AZ they get used a lot on patio covers.

My question is, are these approved by the AHJ and are these locations acceptable for such a device in the first place due to "wet locations" concerns (if that is even an issue).

What does the AHJ have to say about it?

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#31014 - 11/06/03 06:29 PM Re: Ceiling fan height
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Not sure about the AHJ, but the fans are made for outdoor installations (damp locations). Dry here in AZ most of the time anyway.
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#31015 - 11/07/03 03:36 PM Re: Ceiling fan height
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The AHJ most likely has nothing to say about it. When was the last time you installed a ceiling fan and called in an inspector to inspect it?
The only thing I too can see is the manufacturers 7' rule.
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#31016 - 11/11/03 04:41 PM Re: Ceiling fan height
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Do they have a rule in your countries that allows less than 7' if there is a guard? We do.

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