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#66151 - 05/22/06 12:53 PM paddle fans for church
Jim M Offline

Registered: 08/10/01
Posts: 453
Loc: Chestertown, MD, USA
If anyone has a source for ceiling paddle fans that are suitable for use in a church could you please provide a link?

I am thinking I will need something like a 60" fan or so.


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#66152 - 05/22/06 05:15 PM Re: paddle fans for church
Charles Offline

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 60
Loc: North America
I really like commercial ceiling fans. They look pretty sleek but are not intrusive if similar in colour to the ceiling. I have seen them in many churches.

A good Canadian company is Canarm ( A good search should find some U.S. sites.

Envirofan may be a good U.S. company.

[This message has been edited by Charles (edited 05-22-2006).]

#66153 - 05/23/06 03:07 PM Re: paddle fans for church
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Try WW Grainger, they have commercial pa, and all accessories.

( is their website & on-line catalog

There's got to be a branch near you.


#66154 - 05/24/06 08:41 AM Re: paddle fans for church
sockets Offline

Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 31
Loc: Sebring FL USA
Canarm is a good product and Envirofan has been around for years.

If buying a residential type fan, just remember you get your money's worth. Hunter is a pretty good import fan. Ceiling fans aren't what they used to be.

#66155 - 05/24/06 01:33 PM Re: paddle fans for church
Tiger Offline

Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 714
Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA

Thumbs up for Envirofan
Thimbs down for Hunter (it was good in the early 90s)


#66156 - 05/25/06 10:08 AM Re: paddle fans for church
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Registered: 09/15/01
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Loc: Bergen County, NJ
If you need to move a lot of air, there's always:

#66157 - 05/26/06 12:12 PM Re: paddle fans for church
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Registered: 04/03/02
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Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Ya beat me to the punch on this one! Have a warehouse with two (2) 20+' "Big Ass Fans", but they were installed without any permits.

FD has a concern about deflection of sprinkler flow when fans are 'on'

BTW, looked like a small helicopter crashed thru the rood, rotor down. That's one big fan.

Hunted down the EC, gave him a fine, and requested he install something to shut fan off if sprinkler system is activated.



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