What size cieling fan for 10'x12' room?

Does it matter what size cieling fan I choose? I see there seem to be more 52" fans than 44" or 48". Would a smaller fan be as effective in this small room? Thanks.
Oh, Hampton Bay or Hunter?
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Diameter is mostly personal preference. There's more selection in 52".
I installed Hunter fans in my last place and was very satisfied - they were perfectly balanced out of the box and silent. This time I used 4 Hampton Bay 52" fans and they all wobble and make noise. Balance doesn't help - the blades are all uneven on the vertical plane. The one over my bed will slam back and forth in it's mount if I set it on high. That, and it took the first two units to figure out how to slide the blades into the snap-in holders without gouging the veneer. The Hunter fans are harder to assemble but don't self destruct in the process like the Hampton Bay fans.
-rev
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The Reverend Natural Light wrote:

Cool, thanks!
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This time I used 4

I spent several hours trying to "balance" a ceiling fan with taped on pennies only to find the problem changed with motor speed. I then realized it was not a blade weight or length problem. The problem was very simple - PITCH of the blades was different.
I used a small light bulb (point light source) a few feet away and above the blades. I hand rotated the blades looking for the same reflection pattern on each blade. Three were identical but the fourth was out of line, I carefully bent that blade arm until the reflection matched the other three. Fan has run true ever since, no wabble on low or even high speed. Only took 10 minutes to fix.
pitch is the angle of "twist" from the leading edge of a blade to it's trailing edge, at its end. The two edges could be measured from the ceiling, or use a protractor with a level. I wasn't going to waste another hour looking for those tools when the light was at hand ;-)
-larry / dallas
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On 6 Jun 2006 10:42:16 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

This page suggests blade size and how far down to have it: http://www.casablancafanco.com/services/faq/faq.html#size

Casablanca fans are really nice. But rather expensive.
Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
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