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Ceiling Fans #56619
09/26/05 02:52 PM
09/26/05 02:52 PM
SJT  Offline OP
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 241
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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Re: Ceiling Fans #56620
09/26/05 05:32 PM
09/26/05 05:32 PM
jtorres  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 6
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.

Re: Ceiling Fans #56621
09/26/05 06:03 PM
09/26/05 06:03 PM
DSpanoudakis  Offline
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 89
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.

Re: Ceiling Fans #56622
09/26/05 07:42 PM
09/26/05 07:42 PM
Tiger  Offline
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 706
Crystal Lake, IL USA
I've seen manufacturers instructions that set the minimum at 7'6".


Re: Ceiling Fans #56623
09/26/05 09:29 PM
09/26/05 09:29 PM
electricbill  Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 20
chester ny usa
there is no "code" other than over tubs/spa's.
most manufacturers specify minimium hieghts

Re: Ceiling Fans #56624
09/26/05 10:27 PM
09/26/05 10:27 PM
JCooper  Offline
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 228
Kendall Park, NJ USA
How about 6" about the head of the tallest person in the house?

Re: Ceiling Fans #56625
09/26/05 10:40 PM
09/26/05 10:40 PM
BigB  Offline
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 727
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.

Re: Ceiling Fans #56626
09/27/05 12:22 AM
09/27/05 12:22 AM
BigB  Offline
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 727
Tucson, AZ USA
Does anyone know if this is in the IRC?

Re: Ceiling Fans #56627
09/27/05 12:26 AM
09/27/05 12:26 AM
jw electric  Offline
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 106
Asheboro, NC
What about a mobile home?

Re: Ceiling Fans #56628
09/27/05 01:09 AM
09/27/05 01:09 AM
frenchelectrican  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 939
Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
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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