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.
Yes, there are -- we've got some in a renovated sunroom. Ours came from
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
We had ours installed to be used with remote controls. In retrospect, we
would have preferred they be controlled by a wall switch --
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
"Mortimer Schnerd, RN" <mschnerdatcarolina.rr.com> wrote in message
I wonder when you bought the first one. I have two, one is a hand held
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's your money but for my money, I have been quite happy with fans from
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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