At _all_ speeds, and a bit of dust unevenly distributed?
We have a ceiling fan on a 2' drop shaft in a cathedral ceiling.
Has been running almost 7x24 since 1984. At certain speeds
it shakes a bit. At others it doesn't, so if it shakes, we tweak
it. And dusting helps ;-)
Not bad performance. I'd hate to have to replace that thing - 17'
up over a brick floor and cast iron woodstove. And not a lot of room
to get in a ladder.
Age and Treachery will Triumph over Youth and Skill
Honest. No wobble. If you've never owned a Casablanca fan, you don't know
what you're missing. I suspect most fan buyers don't own them because
they're not sold at the big box stores. You have to make a major effort to
open the phone book and find a lighting or electrical specialty store. And,
they're not cheap.
I looked at an installation manual at the Hunter site, and sure enough, it
doesn't go into enough detail about proper support for the electrical box
(although that should've been intuitive). But, the manual mentions a
separate booklet that should've come with your fan:
"The location of a ceiling fan and how the fan is attached to the building
structure are essential for reliable
operation, maximum efficiency, and energy savings. For this reason, we have
included a separate booklet - "Guide to Choosing and Preparing a Ceiling Fan
Site" - to help you select the best location for your fan. The booklet also
provides information to ensure your fan support and electric outlet box meet
UL-approved safety codes for ceiling fans. The instructions in this
installation manual assume that you have used "Guide to Choosing and
Preparing a Ceiling Fan Site" to pick the fan location and make certain the
proper fan support and outlet box are installed."
Did you check that booklet? It sounds like it would contain more detail
about proper support methods.
If it rocks, it is out of balance and with a poor installation it is tearing
itself loose from the ceiling. You need to do two things:
1 - You need to balance the fan, clean it first, if this doesn't work move
blades around or add special weights they sell.
2 - You need to fix the anchor so that it is solid and doesn't come apart.
There is a lot of info available on how to do this, do some research and fix
it before it falls down.
Get almost any electrical book from the library and it points out what
products and methods are req'd to isolate the electricity parts form the
structrual parts, and how to install them. I believe there may be special
products depoending on how/where you want to do this.
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