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paddle fan height #84891
05/14/03 09:01 PM
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Cindy  Offline OP
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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?

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Re: paddle fan height #84892
05/14/03 09:56 PM
05/14/03 09:56 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Cindy,

I don't know where you're going with this, but I have heard some people interpret the Building Code as not allowing anything below 7 feet.

Bill

Re: paddle fan height #84893
05/14/03 10:36 PM
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DJF  Offline
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Most Manufacturer's Instruction sheets will have a minimum height listed.
I hope this helps a little.

[This message has been edited by DJF (edited 05-14-2003).]

Re: paddle fan height #84894
05/14/03 11:55 PM
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frenchelectrican  Offline
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bonsoir cindy and other members :


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


merci marc


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Re: paddle fan height #84895
05/15/03 03:10 AM
05/15/03 03:10 AM
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Goddess,- NO less than 7' AFF , is usually the minimum height.


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Re: paddle fan height #84896
05/15/03 07:28 PM
05/15/03 07:28 PM
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Cindy  Offline OP
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gee zapped...
"Goddess,- NO less than 7' AFF , is usually the minimum height."

goddess? hmmmm, not quite... you musta read my response to that 'whatdaya look like' post... i'll send my pic to Bill to post here, that should gross you out... just a plain jane oregon she-lectrician

thanks... the few installation instructions i've checked so far do have the 7' minimum ht

Re: paddle fan height #84897
05/15/03 10:04 PM
05/15/03 10:04 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Cindy,

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.

Bill

Re: paddle fan height #84898
05/16/03 05:00 AM
05/16/03 05:00 AM
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zapped208  Offline
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Cindy,- Thanks for your reply, just a plain ole aging pipe bending,wire twisting, fool myself. Not really old, just feel like it some days!


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Re: paddle fan height #84899
05/16/03 03:56 PM
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dana1028  Offline
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San Carlos, CA
Per OSHA:

1910.305(a)(2)(iii)(F)

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
05/16/03 06:13 PM
05/16/03 06:13 PM
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zapped208  Offline
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Maybe the paddle fan manufacturers are using that OSHA rule as their interpretation about mounting heights.


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