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Old 08-17-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Ceiling fan too big??


I installed a ceiling fan of 42' diameter in my master bath. The fan was new in box given to me by my parents who were not going to use it. It just feels to not move any air. Is it too big? The room size is 12 ft by 5 ft. thanks in advance

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Is any part, including blades, of the fan within 3 feet of a tub or shower?

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Reverse the blade direction and see if that helps.

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yup, might be a little slide switch on the fan body. slide it over, put it on high and see if you notice any differance
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I installed a 42-44" fan in the shower/toilet room of the master bath. The room is a little smaller than the one described by the OP. This was the largest fan I could fit into the space and it is close to the ceiling. On high, it moves enough air to barely move the towels on the rack directly below it. It moves far less air than the 52" fans I have in other rooms, but it does help dry out the towels and shower to reduce humidity in the room.

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Is any part, including blades, of the fan within 3 feet of a tub or shower?

Yes, about 18-20 inches
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yup, might be a little slide switch on the fan body. slide it over, put it on high and see if you notice any differance

I flipped the directional switch, now that air feels somewhat better, just feel it on the walls more then the center of the room.



So....if i was to install a 29-30 inch fan, will I get more air flow??

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