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#39547 - 06/25/04 05:16 AM Ceiling Fans
SJT Offline

Registered: 07/24/02
Posts: 242
Is there any thing in the NEC about the min. height that the blades are from the floor. Is a ceiling hugger type allowed on a 7' ceiling? I've never put one that low.

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#39548 - 06/25/04 07:31 AM Re: Ceiling Fans
cs409 Offline

Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 28
Loc: Orange, Texas
read the instructions that come with the fan. seems like 7'6" or 7' to the bottom of fan(including the light) is a figure that sticks in my memory bank.... i see ceiling huggers on back porches and OLD trailers built back in very late 60s and thru the early 80s with 7'2" ceilings....forget the light also not saying its ok....

#39549 - 06/25/04 09:47 AM Re: Ceiling Fans
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Loc: Norfolk, England
680.22(B) gives some limits for fans located in pool areas: Minimum 7' 6" over an indoor pool if GFI protected.

#39550 - 06/27/04 05:59 AM Re: Ceiling Fans
Dave55 Offline

Registered: 05/08/04
Posts: 666
Loc: Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
Although not stated in the code, a good general rule is higher than a hair-cut.


#39551 - 06/27/04 06:50 AM Re: Ceiling Fans
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Registered: 06/04/04
Posts: 13
Loc: Manchester Twp. NJ
Most inspectors in my area won't allow fan blades to be any closer then 7' to the floor. Not sure if that's in the NEC or not....


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