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    Default Ceiling Fan

    My ceiling fan does not seem to be moving any air.

    I've tried set the fan at all three speeds and in both the counter clockwise and clockwise direction. I've also adjust the blades to tip the leading edge down but that jst slowed the fan down.

    The fan is in the middle of a cvaulted ceiling and hang down 2 feet from the highest point.

    Can anyone help?
    Last edited by medrury; 08-21-2008 at 09:55 AM.

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    Default Re: Ceiling Fan

    A couple of things come to mind....

    1 - fan size is too small

    2 - fan is mounted too high ... for residential fans the optimum maximum height is around 8 - 9 feet off the floor. You may need a longer downrod for mounting the fan.


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    Default Re: Ceiling Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by medrury View Post
    My ceiling fan doe not seem to be moving any air.
    Is this a new occurence from a fan that used to work fine...?
    Or is the fan a new installation that just doesn't seem to fit the need?

    I agree with Canuk's suggestions... bigger fan and/or at a lower height will certainly make some difference.

    But if this fan seemed to do the job before and now does not I'd have to ask what has recently changed in the room.

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    The fan never felt like it was moving alot of air but now it does seem like it is moving any air.

    There hasn't been any changes in the room.

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    Not sure what would cause that.
    I was thinking along the lines of blocked circulation (doors or windows replaced making the room more air tight) but that's more of a CAC issue than a ceiling fan issue.

    I assume the fan is not on a lighting dimmer switch... that would be bad.

    Maybe something like this would help? --> Fan Blade Covers

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    Default Re: Ceiling Fan

    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    A couple of things come to mind....

    1 - fan size is too small

    2 - fan is mounted too high ... for residential fans the optimum maximum height is around 8 - 9 feet off the floor. You may need a longer downrod for mounting the fan.


    Just a thought.
    Wouldn't I still be able to feel air move right up next to the fan??/

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    Quote Originally Posted by medrury View Post
    I've also adjust the blades to tip the leading edge down but that jst slowed the fan down.
    Are you saying the blades are level? The leading edge has to be down or up depending on which way it is rotating to mave any air. It will slow down the more it is tilted.

    I agree about getting it away from the ceiling some, but I'm surprised you don't get any air movement. I have one in a vaulted ceiling that is a good 11' off the floor & it moves a lot of air on medium & high settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medrury View Post
    Wouldn't I still be able to feel air move right up next to the fan??/
    Yes you should .... i can't see how you wouldn't feel any air moving while the blades are turning.

    Like ed21 says the blades need to tilted and yes this will slow down the fan because of drag.
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    Default Re: Ceiling Fan

    China.

    Buy a quality fan.

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