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Old 04-04-2010, 09:20 PM   #1
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Porch ceiling fan - how to do nice install?

I'm getting our porch summer-time ready. Want to put up some ceiling fans this year. I have exposed framing with T&G sheathing - indoor applications I would use a heavy-duty adjustable ceiling fan mount. But I think that will look a tad ghetto on my white on white painted ceiling.

Also, I'll run the wiring through wire mould (yuck, but, better than nothing). I'm going to have to punch a hole through a 18 thick brick wall for the project. Guess I'm renting a tool for that one.

Thoughts about doing a really nice looking install?


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replying so i can find this later. i want to know the same thing!


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We usually sleeve NM in emt or LFNC. Not much of a way to make it look very nice with open framing. Once painted it doesn't look too bad.
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Bottom right click on the drop down arrow and select
sidemount olus fan box.
Use conduit as a sleeve for the uf cable, or use wirmold, with a box adaptor to connect and use thwn.
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I also want to install a porch fans. I've seen a few different models on http://www.porchfans.com, but I am not sure what style to get. I'm looking for suggestions.
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