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#56619 - 09/26/05 11:52 AM Ceiling Fans
SJT Offline

Registered: 07/24/02
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Is there a minimum height for a ceiling fan to be installed from the floor? Is it in the NEC? Or any other codes say anything about that?

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#56620 - 09/26/05 02:32 PM Re: Ceiling Fans
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Registered: 09/05/05
Posts: 6
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
The lowest I`ve seen them was 8ft. From the floor to the blades. I don`t know if this is code or not.

#56621 - 09/26/05 03:03 PM Re: Ceiling Fans
DSpanoudakis Offline

Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 88
Loc: Astoria, Queens, N.Y.C.
Well if it's going over a dining room table or any table for that matter, most people use the extension to being it closer to the people sitting down. If not, and the ceiling is 8ft., they don't use the extension. Then if the ceiling is higher than 8ft. extension should be used.

#56622 - 09/26/05 04:42 PM Re: Ceiling Fans
Tiger Offline

Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 714
Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA
I've seen manufacturers instructions that set the minimum at 7'6".


#56623 - 09/26/05 06:29 PM Re: Ceiling Fans
electricbill Offline

Registered: 02/19/05
Posts: 20
Loc: chester ny usa
there is no "code" other than over tubs/spa's.
most manufacturers specify minimium hieghts

#56624 - 09/26/05 07:27 PM Re: Ceiling Fans
JCooper Offline

Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 229
Loc: Kendall Park, NJ USA
How about 6" about the head of the tallest person in the house?

#56625 - 09/26/05 07:40 PM Re: Ceiling Fans
BigB Offline

Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 725
Loc: Tucson, AZ USA
Funny you should ask, I was failed at final today for 4 fans that were 6 feet 11 inches from AFF. The inspector said they had to be 7 feet min from the lowest point on the blade to the finished floor. But I don't see it in the code.

#56626 - 09/26/05 09:22 PM Re: Ceiling Fans
BigB Offline

Registered: 03/31/04
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Loc: Tucson, AZ USA
Does anyone know if this is in the IRC?

#56627 - 09/26/05 09:26 PM Re: Ceiling Fans
jw electric Offline

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 108
Loc: Asheboro, NC
What about a mobile home?

#56628 - 09/26/05 10:09 PM Re: Ceiling Fans
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Registered: 02/06/03
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useally most mobile home most fan are useally are " hugger" kind or low profile fans but from the floor to fan blade hieght it should be at least 7 feet off from the floor level but if have light kit it can compund it unless you have one of low profile light kit to keep the height better but for reguar resdentail home useally 7 feet or more [ with or with out light kit]

merci , marc

p.s. some local code will set up at higher hieght also so check it out i know i rather keep at least 8 feet for safety reason

[This message has been edited by frenchelectrican (edited 09-27-2005).]
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