the only thing i could think of that might limit paddle fan heights is 410.3 about no live parts normally exposed, but it doesnt seem to apply unless you normally leave bulbs out. so has anyone read anything in installation instructions or somewhere else?
ok for the celeing fan highet it genrally 7 feet high or higher never install the fan below 7 feet for safety reason. in case you have to strech your arm and actally hit the paddle fan that going be hurt!! and really it is common sense to install higher than 7 feet anyway. eventhru my home have catheral celeing and i keep my fans at 7 1/2 feet because i have few tall frenids who they come over and see me and they are tall 6ft5 inches and plus and they can hit the glass globe pretty easy with their head alone so that why ... but really most member here will use common sense and i know it is in bulding code but i doubt it will show in nec but i dont have 02 copy with me right now. if so i will qoute the number and subpargrah
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Re: paddle fan height#84895 05/15/0303:10 AM05/15/0303:10 AM
To clarify my comment, The NY State Residential Code (which is based on, and may be identical to the IRC in this aspect) talks about ceiling height in it's Section R305.
It says that "Habitable rooms shall have a ceiling height of not less than 7 feet 6 inches" ... and "The required height shall be measured from the finish floor to the lowest projection from the ceiling".
I think that some people may be reading this (or similar language) as including Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures.
I think we've had that discussion here somewhere.
Re: paddle fan height#84898 05/16/0305:00 AM05/16/0305:00 AM
Lamps for general illumination shall be protected from accidental contact or breakage. Protection shall be provided by elevation of at least 7 feet from normal working surface or by a suitable fixture or lampholder with a guard.
....is it fair to interpret this to include ceiling (paddle) fans?
Re: paddle fan height#84900 05/16/0306:13 PM05/16/0306:13 PM