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Ceiling fan height #31010 11/06/03 01:20 AM
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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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Re: Ceiling fan height #31011 11/06/03 06:47 AM
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Min. height 7' AFF is the norm as per manufactures instructions.


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Re: Ceiling fan height #31012 11/06/03 11:35 AM
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Wonder how we get by installing them in patio covers?


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Re: Ceiling fan height #31013 11/06/03 01:48 PM
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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?

Re: Ceiling fan height #31014 11/06/03 10:29 PM
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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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Re: Ceiling fan height #31015 11/07/03 07:36 PM
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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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Re: Ceiling fan height #31016 11/11/03 08:41 PM
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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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