Ceiling Fan for Low 7.5ft Ceiling, is it possible?

Hello - We would like to install a ceiling fan in our den which is approx. 15 x 8. The problem we have is the ceilings are low, approx. 7.5 ft. and maybe lose another inch or so due to carpeting. My question is can we safely install a ceiling fan with a ceiling that low. Of course we would not be able to attach a light fixture to it, but we would make up for that with some end table lamps in the room. I understand there are certain types of "low Profile" ceiling fans, but didn't know if these were for this kind of situation. I guess, is there some standard height we should ensure the fan does not go below to be safe or in compliance with any type of code. Thanks for all your help. Regards.
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Home Depot. You should find info on the side of the box that shows whether fans can be flush-mounted -- without a downrod -- to provide maximum clearance.
We had ours installed to be used with remote controls. In retrospect, we would have preferred they be controlled by a wall switch --
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Thanks Jim - Appreciated....I'll need to go for the remote or pull string as well since I was told the wire going to my existing ceiling fixture is not a "3 wire". Regards
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Pinball4Fun wrote:

I highly recommend against using a remote. The damned things don't last and then you'll end up rewiring your fan back to stock configuration anyway when you get tired of not being able to control it. Just use the pull string and be done with it.
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On Tue, 29 May 2007 12:06:58 -0400, Mortimer Schnerd, RN wrote:

How long don't they last?
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Meat Plow wrote:

They're good for two or three years, then they become intermittent. There's nothing more maddening than waving a remote and having nothing happen. Changing batteries in the remote don't generally help, either. They just get weak over time, even with fresh batteries.
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By the way, I just finished a protracted search for a low-profile ceiling fan and found that Lowe's had a much better selection than Home Depot in the flush-mount models (and neither had a very good selection compared to dedicated fan/lighting stores).
Jo Ann
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The lowest profile I could find was the Universal Hugger Series by Craftmate. Without lighting fixture, from ceiling to tip it's, I believe 8 inches, maybe 9. I attached the website. I called a few lighting stores and they all seemed to say this brand when I mentioned needing a low profile. Although they are more costly than what some of the box stores carry, but very nice.
http://www.craftmade.com/Product%20pages/Uhugger_fans.html
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Craftmade, not Craftmate...sorry :)
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On 29 May 2007 11:43:57 -0700, "hillacc at yahoo.com"

Most of the ceiling fans I use are some (flush mounted) I got on sale (I guess not many people were buying fans in September) at K-mart a few years ago. All are still working, and are even quiet enough to use while sleeping. They come with installable light kits, although the fan looks OK even if you don't use them.
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remote, the other is mounted in the wall box that originally had the switch. These are both about 9 years old. They are Hampton Bay from HD and I have not had a bit of trouble with either.
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I have seem one of those remote-control fans that had the remote permanently mounted on the wall. That's like having a wall switch except you have to change batteries, and you get the unreliability of wireless when you don't need it.
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My ceiling fan is an a ceiling that is about 7'8". It has a light fixture. From the carpet under the fan to the lowest point on the light fixture (not counting the pull chains for the light and the fan) is 6'5".
My floors are hardwood, and the carpet I mention is shag area rug, so might not be as thick as a "real" carpet, but even if another inch were lost, that would be 6'4".
As long as I don't stand in the middle of the room and try to take my shirt off or juggle, I'm fine (I'm 6'1"). :-) And if this were a problem, it would be easy to solve by simply putting a table or something under the fan, so as to prevent standing right under the fan.
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On Tue, 29 May 2007 08:59:15 -0700, Tim Smith wrote:

Flush mount fans work. I have low ceilings and like you said, don't put clothes on or off while standing under a fan :)
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wrote:

You have to make sure the existing box can support the fan. If you are not sure, it is probably not.
You should be able to find a fan and light combo that will work with 7.5 ft
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Interesting thread for today I returned two solstice ceiling fans to Lowes ... could not be flush mounted, delivered with parts missing, delivered with globe broken ... I'll try craftmade.
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Wal-Mart.
I have two that have a "night light" as part of the base. They come with 3 or 4 bulbs holders (depends on model/size) and also have a plate that can cover the opening if you don't want/need anything other than the "night light" which is just 3 or 4 7 watt lights under a "frosted" plastic base.
Perhaps in the fullness of time I might be able to get more light out of the base by replacing the lamps with LEDs
They are EXACTLY what we wanted and yet we haven't seen the design at Lowe's/HD at any price.
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