Someone game me a ceiling fan that has a 24" down rod. I want to
install this fan on my front porch but need a standard 3" down rod
instead since the ceiling is only eight feet high. All I can find are
12" down rods at the local stores and online. Anyone know where to
find one of these?
On Saturday, July 27, 2013 3:25:22 PM UTC-5, badgolferman wrote:
this fan on my front porch but need a standard 3" down rod instead since th
e ceiling is only eight feet high. All I can find are 12" down rods at the
local stores and online. Anyone know where to find one of these?
Don't you own a hacksaw????
do both ends have to be threaded or is one end with a hole through it
for a pin? If the latter why not cut short and redrill
Also keep in mind that you'll get better circulation with the 12"
downrod than a really short one, but you have to balance that vs. headroom.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
The 'better circulation' thing could be important. I have 2 identical
fans on the
front and rear porches. The front porch fan has a 4 or 5 inch pipe and
very well. On the rear porch, screened in, there is no pipe (at least
the airflow is poor at best. It was installed that way because of
The front porch has an additional 8 or 9 inches of height.
Well, forget it. My front porch ceiling is only 7 feet 3 inches high.
Even if I cut the existing pole to 3" I still need 12" for the fan.
That's cutting it too close for overhead space.
Next I thought of installing it in my garage since there are old unused
light receptacles in the ceiling. There's power going to the wires but
they are switched and I want the power to be constant. The box that
the wires come out of also isn't secured to the joists so that won't
work. I went up in the attic to see if I could work from overhead but
the roof slopes down too close and I can't get to it.
It looks like I'm not supposed to use that fan anywhere. Maybe I'll
keep it as a replacement for one of the others in the house.
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