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Old 08-02-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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Min. " between ceiling fan and wall?


What is the closest you can install a ceiling fan to a wall (corner in my case)?
Tip of blades to wall corner?

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Old 08-02-2010, 11:59 AM   #2
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Usually the blades will hit the sides before the corner
I'd maybe leave a few inches in case you want to install a bigger fan in the future

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Old 08-02-2010, 12:09 PM   #3
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With 4' fan, it's 11"... with a 5' fan, it'd be less, of course. Just wondering if there's a minimum distance.

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Not that I know of
My last house they installed one in the cathedral ceiling & it was hitting the ceiling
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I would be concerned about wind turbulence thumping against the wall. If it's a bedroom, do you want to hear a helicopter hovering over you for 8 hours a night?
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:50 PM   #6
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It'll hit a 90 edge, so I think that'd dissipate it enough, besides, I always have them pushing higher air down, winter and summer, it just seems to work better here. Also, it's in a back bedroom that will not be used as a bedroom much longer. It'll be my shop soon. Po)
If the wind noise bothers me, I'll turn up the music. It works fine in my truck that way... new noise? Turn up the radio! *grin*

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Old 08-02-2010, 12:59 PM   #7
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You want the fan in the center of the room to optimize de-stratifying the room using the walls for air movement. Too close to the walls screws-up the air flow making it less efficient. http://housewares.about.com/od/cooli...anrotation.htm

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It IS in the center of the room, the 'notch' is the elec. panel on one side and the walk-in closet on the other, hence the 90 jutting in towards the center of the room. Kind of like in the picture below. But gee.... thanks for the nomination! Po)

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Yeah I'd add it there...maybe a little bit aways from the corner
But I'd leave enough room for a 54" fan
Seems that size is pretty common

Might look a little weird if its too close to that corner
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It's not THAT close, the pic isn't to scale exactly... lol
A 5' would still leave 5" or 6", but I'll be installing a smaller 4' one, maybe even smaller, it's not a huge bedroom by any means. Po)

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I just try to see all possible scenarios.... like what if he (the elec. inspector, of course) says "What if someone wants a 5' years down the line? You need to move that box 12" to the right because the minimum distance for the largest fan allowed is ..."X" inches from fan blade tip to wall corner! Covering my behind is all. Po)

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So with a 4' you'd be 18" from the corner
I'd say that's a decent distance
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No, about 11" is all.... less than 12"... that's why I figured I'd better ask.

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Check the diagonal line from the door corner to the opposite one, diagonally. Measure and match from the other corner opposite the closet insert to center.... Will that work? I believe height of fan is only thing on code. 12" minimum from blades to ceiling, 7' from blades to floor. Listed box, independent support for fans >70#.

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