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Old 05-31-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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Good porch ceiling fans?


Has anyone found a good outdoor ceiling fan that holds up? I need a fan and don't want droopy blades and rusted fan in a year.

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Good porch ceiling fans?


Do a search for wet location fans.

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Most manufacturers now make fans for patio or porch applications. I would stick with a dark brown or bronze for the motor housing, as oppossed to a "brass" or white finish, becaue I don't think there is much difference in the housing, but they come with fiberglass blades instead of wood or composite.
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I also believe it makes a difference in where you're located. Plastic won't do so good in the desert SW. Metal probably won't do so good sea-side.
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My sister has two "outdoor" fans on her porch and the blades still sagged. They do not get direct rain or water on them but the humidity gets to them. I thought someone would have experience with xxx brand and know they are better than the Lowes/HD brands and actually hold up outdoors.

A few brands I've checked out online that are for "Wet" locations.
Monte Carlo Blade material unknown
AireRyder ABS blades
Craftmade Blade material unknown
Sea Gull ABS Resin Blades
Kichler Blade material unknown

I'm leaning toward the one's that specify ABS blades, figuring the others are wood or cardboard material.

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Stan,

My friend has Hunter fans with ABS blades and lives in Phoenix. The blades didn't last 2 years. They dried out and broke during a wind storm. The fans themselves work fine. ABS blades were a bad choice (in his case).

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