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Ceilingfan recommendation (by Karin Gee [CA]) May 2, 2020 4:35 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by razorback_tim [AR]) May 2, 2020 5:37 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by plenty [MO]) May 2, 2020 8:00 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Richard [MI]) May 2, 2020 8:02 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Carolyn [MO]) May 2, 2020 8:25 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Carolyn [MO]) May 2, 2020 8:26 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Jeffrey [VA]) May 2, 2020 8:51 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) May 2, 2020 9:16 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by AllyM [NJ]) May 2, 2020 9:48 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by RR78 [VA]) May 2, 2020 10:31 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Barb [MO]) May 2, 2020 12:53 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Live The Dream [AZ]) May 2, 2020 1:08 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Deanna [TX]) May 2, 2020 6:52 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by LindaJ [NY]) May 2, 2020 9:22 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Lucy [IN]) May 2, 2020 9:26 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by kt [IL]) May 3, 2020 12:30 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Danno [IL]) May 3, 2020 2:49 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Karin Gee [CA]) May 3, 2020 3:44 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Danno [IL]) May 3, 2020 3:59 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Nicole [PA]) May 3, 2020 9:43 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Nicole [PA]) May 3, 2020 9:44 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by pg [SC]) May 3, 2020 10:48 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by RR78 [VA]) May 3, 2020 10:54 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by myob [GA]) May 3, 2020 11:59 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Danno [IL]) May 3, 2020 12:44 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by myob [GA]) May 3, 2020 1:07 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by NIcole [PA]) May 3, 2020 2:19 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Karin Gee [CA]) May 3, 2020 4:20 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Cjoh [CT]) May 3, 2020 7:48 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by plenty [MO]) May 4, 2020 8:39 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Sue [IN]) May 8, 2020 1:57 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by RR78 [VA]) May 8, 2020 2:52 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 8, 2020 3:56 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Sid [GA]) May 8, 2020 4:21 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Sue [IN]) May 8, 2020 6:28 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by RR78 [VA]) May 8, 2020 7:35 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by art [AZ]) May 9, 2020 4:42 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by art [AZ]) May 9, 2020 5:52 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Sid [GA]) May 9, 2020 7:51 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Sue [IN]) May 9, 2020 8:09 AM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Sid [GA]) May 10, 2020 12:38 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Dee Ann [WI]) May 11, 2020 11:54 PM
       Ceilingfan recommendation (by Karin Gee [CA]) May 15, 2020 6:11 PM


Ceilingfan recommendation (by Karin Gee [CA]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 4:35 AM
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Hello Fellow Landlords

Opions & recommendations on ceiling fans would be appreciated.

I currently have reversable 3 speed fans with light attachment.

My homes are "C's" at best guess. --71.93.xxx.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 5:37 AM
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I would remove ceiling fans from C properties. --70.178.x.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 8:00 AM
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Hampton Bay works. Also whatever is on sale. I have few issues even with cheap fans. I suppose the ones with odd based light bulbs or expensive light bulbs never get replaced. Also i like the glass shades that do not have to be removed to access the light bulb. Tenants never replace the bulbs and often the globe gets broken if tenant has to remove it to replace bulb. I could go on and on about ceiling fans... and feature that dont collect dust I'd be interested in knowing about... self ceiling? --99.203.xx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 8:02 AM
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Are the existing fans working? If they are just leave them as is. If not, remove and put in an inexpensive light fixture from big box store (under $10). Tenants can use inexpensive pedestal fans. --75.7.xx.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Carolyn [MO]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 8:25 AM
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I personally like ceiling fans as do most of my renters.

Some time ago I had a number of lower income renters who had help from Section 8. THe best way I could get cooperation from the renter about the annual inspections and the things the renter was to do was to give a "reward" when the house passed. The reward almost always was a ceiling fan. I would let the renter choose one room from the ones I suggested. That helped get the renter to clean up the house, etc.

My goal was to have the house pass the first time the Section 8 inspector came. One renter that usually was very difficult actually helped take care of her part of things and the unit passed the inspection. As the inspector walked out of the door the renter immediately asked when she would get her ceiling fan.

I think the renters rarely used the fan part of things. It seemed to be more a decorative light for them.

When I had student renters they also liked the fans.

I personally don't care for air conditioning and even when I was living somewhere where it was available I rarely ever used it. However, I did like to have a ceiling fan which I would put on the very lowest setting when it got really hot out.

A down side of the fans is renters wouldn't change bulbs and would break parts of the fan. And they would be filthy when a renter moved. --136.34.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Carolyn [MO]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 8:26 AM
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I personally like ceiling fans as do most of my renters.

Some time ago I had a number of lower income renters who had help from Section 8. THe best way I could get cooperation from the renter about the annual inspections and the things the renter was to do was to give a "reward" when the house passed. The reward almost always was a ceiling fan. I would let the renter choose one room from the ones I suggested. That helped get the renter to clean up the house, etc.

My goal was to have the house pass the first time the Section 8 inspector came. One renter that usually was very difficult actually helped take care of her part of things and the unit passed the inspection. As the inspector walked out of the door the renter immediately asked when she would get her ceiling fan.

I think the renters rarely used the fan part of things. It seemed to be more a decorative light for them.

When I had student renters they also liked the fans.

I personally don't care for air conditioning and even when I was living somewhere where it was available I rarely ever used it. However, I did like to have a ceiling fan which I would put on the very lowest setting when it got really hot out.

A down side of the fans is renters wouldn't change bulbs and would break parts of the fan. And they would be filthy when a renter moved. --136.34.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Jeffrey [VA]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 8:51 AM
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Tim, I would disagree. Once I added ceiling fans to C properties, I was able to appeal to better qualified residents and get higher rents. It is possible to screen and get good residents in C properties who will not damage the ceiling fans. I put them in all grade properties. They continue to add a Wow factor. --70.161.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 9:16 AM
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The really cheap ones are too noisy. They seem to last just as long as the good ones, but they aren't pleasant to live with. You don't want to buy top of the line expensive fans, but pay more than $21.

I second the recommendation to get fans that use a standard light bulb and that can have the bulb changed without removing the shade.

Darker colors show the dirt less. Be prepared to clean the fan at move-out because even the very best tenants don't clean the fan.

I think that whether or not you have fans depends upon what the weather is like. In some weather, they can be used instead of air conditioning. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 9:48 AM
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I was told that Hampton Bay were not very good by an electrician. Home Depot has another brand. If you get the ones that attach right to the ceiling without that long drop, they won't vibrate and last longer. I do get the ones with the small screw in bulbs so tenant can change them easily. We are not allowed to use low hanging ones here in my town. I recommend them for all properties. Sometimes people don't even use their AC or need it with these fans. --173.61.xxx.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 10:31 AM
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I also still use them. Mostly Hampton Bay now. Which is just as good as any. Used to be Hunter was worth the extra money. But the quality has dropped.

Tenants still like them. May save some on AC bill.

Rare. But over the years I have had a few problems where they abuse the pull chain switches. And then tenants cleaning them hard. Bending the blades a little so it wobbles.

So all our install have wall control switches for the light and the fan. A simple permenate fix that cuts down on maintainance.

Hard to prove tenants bent blades and caused a wobbling fan.

So lease states if one is installed it will be replaced with a regular light fixture if it needs to be replaced.

But since started that policy 15 years ago have not had that problem for some reason

--73.152.xx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 12:53 PM
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House brand from Home Depot, make sure they use standard sized light bulb base.

Love ceiling fans! --67.43.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 1:08 PM
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I have five Hampton Bay in my "great room" and kitchen that are on nearly all day, for 7 months a year. And the bedroom on all night all year. 4 years with no failures. Knock on wood.

I had them in all my apts 2-4 per unit, and none ever went out. In fact the only time I've even replaced a fan is on a reno/resale for asthetic purposes. --47.216.xx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 6:52 PM
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Another vote for exposed-bulb ceiling fans. I like ceiling fan blades, because they give good clues about cleanliness and air filter maintenance. --107.77.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 9:22 PM
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I would leave them alone if they are working fine, replace them with low cost ones if they are not. They do not cost much more than a light fixture and tenants do not have to use them if they don't want to. --108.4.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Lucy [IN]) Posted on: May 2, 2020 9:26 PM
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I think ceiling fans are good to have, but it's so hard to tell if it uses a regular base bulb. You have to unpack it to know , they don't even tell you on most of the boxes I've looked at. I like the contractor brand from Lowes. Cheap and sturdy. --69.160.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by kt [IL]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 12:30 AM
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anymore what I use most is whats available at the restore/ cheap/ they test & make sure everything is there & working & their cheap --173.233.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Danno [IL]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 2:49 AM
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I've used both Hunter and Hampton Bay, initially when I could find them on sale or clearance. In fact ... I have even purchased used Casablancas for $10-$20 each.

If they didn't have a light kit, I would make sure the fan was one which one could be added. I agree with others to employ the exposed bulb ceiling fans. Should the glass shade break, I have found replacemnts or complete sets at Goodwill or Salvation Army @ $2.00 each or less. I also agree with RR78 to switch out the chain switch to a wall-mounted fan speed control. In fact - I go one step further ... I set the 3 way pullchain switch to the high speed setting, bury it inside the wiring housing, then cover the 1/4" hole with a 1/4" washer & screw (painted to match the color of the fan housing), w/locking washer & nut. Result? Maintenance-free operations for 20+ years. --174.221.x.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Karin Gee [CA]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 3:44 AM
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My husband is going to the homes tomorrow.

The fans are 15+ years old.

They are Hamptons if my memory is correct.

The house needs the fans as East San Diego County gets hot.

Electricity is outrageous so the fans help keep the house cooler without depending on the AC so much.

We figured since both units are vacant now is the ideal time to replace older items while we are doing repairs & cosmetic surgery.

I kind the idea of a wall control instead of pull chains.

I'll see if husband will do that.

I found a site online that compared different fans.

But darn it, I don't know what I did with the site.

I currently have fans with attached light kit.

I wonder if they are salvageable & would work on a new fan?

The new fan light kits seem to require the tiny bases (candelabra) and I have regular/medium base fixtures.

I changed them out years ago because I don't like the single enclosed globe.

PIA to clean & don't provide enough light.

I made a big mistake installing fixtures that require specialty bulbs.

Renters don't know how to change them or want to.

So want to stay with standard fixtures, easy to replace & purchase.

LOTS of really good suggestions and tips.

Thank you all for your input.

--71.93.xxx.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Danno [IL]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 3:59 AM
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Karin, I also forgot to mention I also only use light kits with medium base bulbs. Candelabra base bulbs turn out to be pricey compared with medium base. If I like the light kit, it's also possible to change out the candelabra sockets with medium base sockets. I simply cannibalize an old ceiling light fixture to obtain them. --174.221.x.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 9:43 AM
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I also used to use them in all my "c" properties for the wow factor ... everyone loved them. Me ... not so much any more.

filthy.

must have ones where the globe does not need removed to replace the bulbs.

Balloons and party streamers will kill it quickly as will kids tossing stuff onto it.

Some of the newer models require a remote control ... guess what will be missing when they move out.

Yes, you can charge for all that but getting a new remote, cleaning, replacing the globes/light shield, etc., adds up quickly and if they have that damage on one light fixture, think what the rest of your place looks like.

If you have clean, ndecent tenants it would be a nice upgrade to give them as a thank you to renew a second year. --72.70.xxx.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 9:44 AM
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forgot - I cannot tell you how many fans are missing one blade. No idea what they do and when I ask, I've never gotten a response. --72.70.xxx.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by pg [SC]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 10:48 AM
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4/3/19 installed a Hunter Rockport with lite kit - may have been a Hampton Bay.

Blades were easy to install. Unit went together well

Over the years I have installed several ceiling fans this was was one of the easiest fans to assembly and install.

TIP - To hang the fan I put in a study metal ceiling box attached to a 2x4 between the ceiling joist. And I level the metal box. Only problem is attic access is required to install the 2x4 between the ceiling joist.

A little extra, but some fans I have replaced was hanging on by a thread.

--72.173.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 10:54 AM
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Last one I used was a Hampton Bay. Search on Home Depot

300654345

89.00 and pretty decent. Also has the open light kit with that can use regular bulbs. Comes with regular base LED bulbs

Really liked the quick attach blades so quicker to install.

--73.152.xx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 11:59 AM
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Nicole I can't resist. we get 25.00 per fan when returned dirty to us. It's on their move in sheet thye sign along with 15.00 for missing and burnt out bulbs. (x's 4 in a home 3BD 1 living) --99.103.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Danno [IL]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 12:44 PM
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Myob - this time I couldn't resist. Is that $15.00 per missing or burnt out light bulb? What if they're working, but they're the wrong size bulbs? --174.221.x.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 1:07 PM
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yes missing or burnt out. as long as there's something in the fixture that works-- no problem. Danno-- actually we offer that if they just leave them in a package on the counter that is good for us.

U would not believe how many won't even do that-- but we document that-- we offered. Nothing better than showing the judge-- and saying-- your honor all they had to do was leave replacements and they couldn't do that-- winner winner chicken dinner.

Broken ceiling blades same thing-- except you usually can't find just one blade......... --99.103.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by NIcole [PA]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 2:19 PM
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myob - I get that. BUT - four fans at $25 is $100. $15 per light bulb? I'm not one for worrying about "what if" in court but that would NEVER fly, even in my landlord friendly area. But okay. Those four fans have just 3 lights each - and two are burned out on every fixture. That's $120. Ceiling lights now have $220 off the $750 security deposit already. What about any actual damages, missing rent, real cleaning. You are way over your security deposit.

I do not live in your area where garnishments are a collection stream. They are not cheap, quick or easy here. I would rather minimize the monies owed me as collecting is tough. You have said one time about blanketing xx banks to garnish someone. I forget what it cost you but it would have run well over $1000 for those costs here. Your interest isn't legal here. Your collection fees aren't legal here.

Again, not wanting to argue but what works for you is not one size fits all.

If I could turn a $500 judgment into thousands AND collect, I certainly would but it's not realistic. --72.70.xxx.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Karin Gee [CA]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 4:20 PM
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Lots of new information, thanks everyone.

I guess I'm lucky I'be basically just had missing chains, missing/burned out /wrong bulbs & dirty fans.

Thankfully no one has broken the blades.

These fans are older & the chain control is damaged on them.

Might as well change now instead of one here & there.

--71.93.xxx.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Cjoh [CT]) Posted on: May 3, 2020 7:48 PM
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Karin,I always install new fans in each room,and find them to be fairly cheap,they do make the units easier to rent.when Im in the area of the Big Box Stores ,I do a sweep and pick up whatever is on sale Ive even got them as cheap as $10,but not too often,at least not often enough.I also direct wire them to their own switch on the wall...........................................,........charlie --32.214.xxx.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 4, 2020 8:39 AM
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You can buy that part for the chain. Get the fan midel number if needed to order. At lowes they carry two. Buy them both one will work, return the other. Fixed two fans this way in a house with five matching fans --99.203.xx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Sue [IN]) Posted on: May 8, 2020 1:57 PM
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I started using School House style Ceiling Fans in the 80's as a "staging" factor and inexpensive upgrade to the $2 ceiling fixture which was popular at that time. Light and energy efficiency in one package. Almost all our homes were built in the late 1800's to early 1900's with tall ceilings. All classes of tenants love them and I've replaced my share. I've since graduated to ceiling fans with 3-5 bulb light fixtures. Save the blades from the broken fan and use them to replace missing blades. Some of the fans could be set up for 4 or 5 blades. Just redo the blade spacing to the 4 blade setting. The newer ceiling fans have chandelier bulb bases so tenants can't put in a 100 watt light bulb. And the newer ceiling fans won't take a bulb over 40 Watts or they shut themselves off. I buy mine from Menards and add extra chain length so they can be turned off and on easily. --71.46.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: May 8, 2020 2:52 PM
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Sue

We remove the wattage limiters. Very easy and just something else to go wrong. --73.152.xx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 8, 2020 3:56 PM
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Karin, A hundred years ago when I first heard Jeffrey speak, he talked about giving rewards that benefited the house like ceiling fans.

I grabbed that idea and ran with it on each turnover. I started with a big nice WOW! CF in the front room. Then realized WHY NOT in the other rooms. They don't' cost much more than a decent light fixture.

We put them every room possible, including the kitchen and LAUNDRY! ALWAYS gets a WOW!.

On a recent flip we put fans in the garage. Guys LOVED IT!

Cheap stuff in houses attracts cheap renters.

First impression: the front room gets a big fancy medallion on the ceiling. Bedrooms each get a medium medallion. Really dresses up the fan and hides holes made to beef up the elec box to support a fan.

Momma picks the home and Momma LOVES CFs.

This is an inexpensive way to upgrade the home AND rise above the competition.

We have a gazillion CFs in place, working nicely, seldom every a problem. Lowes sells replacement blades. And the CFs are cheap enough we don't worry, just replace it. save the old one for parts.

Bedrooms, kitchen, laundry get Minerva from Menards ($42). I prefer the globes that face down to avoid catching moths.

Those in my age bracket will remember the energy crisis where installing CFs would help reduce AC energy costs. I'm surprised the "reduce my footprint" crowd isn't on top of this.

Summary: don't be a cheapskate. It only takes a few bucks to make your home stand out from the crowd, rent faster, and for more money.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Sid [GA]) Posted on: May 8, 2020 4:21 PM
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Hard to get replacement switch to work right. Buy new and theow away. --174.223.xx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Sue [IN]) Posted on: May 8, 2020 6:28 PM
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I would think removing wattage limiters would make the fans wear out faster, be more of a fire hazard from tenant putting in oversized bulbs and I would hate to have a house catch fire and an animal or people die in the fire because I had taken out the wattage limiters and of course the tenant had taken the battery out of the smoke detectors. 4-5 40 watt energy efficient bulbs should be more than enough light for one room. And I hate dealing with insurance companies and cleaning up after fires. --71.46.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: May 8, 2020 7:35 PM
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Sue,

The wattage limiters only are on the lights and have nothing to do with the fan motor wearing out.

We still have a good stock of the old 60 watt incandescent bulbs we bought before the change to LED. Will switch to LED in a few years when we run out. But I do like how they make the rooms look brighter and cleaner than a 6o watt LED. I also would prefer 75 watt LED but are also harder to find.

A 60 watt LED does not put out as much light (lumens) as a 60 watt incandescent.

I just want one size bulb to keep in stock. So would not want a different one for the fans.

I do understand your concern with a fire hazard. Have you gone around and installed wattage limiters on the rest of the light fixtures in your homes?

It is possible and I am not one to ignore risk. But I have never before had a fan or light fixture catch on fire.

So I will assume the risk on this one. --73.152.xx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by art [AZ]) Posted on: May 9, 2020 4:42 AM
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I was surprised at people wanting to Comment about ceiling fans. Here in my Arizona/Tempe apartments I've been putting ceiling fans for almost 35 years . Moving the air in the winter and summerIn different directions of being up toward the ceiling or down towards the floor. This is a good deal By simply flipping the means of rotation of the fan blades which does reduce the heatFlow in the summer and also warm-up placeWith the fan flow in the winter .One other points of interest with me is buying used ceiling fans from a place like the restore/habitat of the Humanity. You should Definitely know your prices At a new store like Lowe's or Home Depot. Often times I found the Restore charging 90% of the price you'd pay for Similarr price fansNew at Home Depot. If buying from a used item I wanted A quite a bit depreciated price with the Used, but didn't often Get that at the used Restore/Habitat for Humanity store. --72.221.xx.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by art [AZ]) Posted on: May 9, 2020 5:52 AM
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You can always learn something new. Just reading all the articles about ceiling fans here on This forum, I just learned about the idea of A switch on a A wall instead of having pull down chains to control the lights and the fan blades. Going forward I will always use switches on the wall to control The functions of the Ceiling fan.

Also I got rid of my incandescent and CFL lights. I am using strictly LED lights this last year. They aren't that expensive anymore To buy.They save energy costs. Because of having LED lights And other energy saving features in my apartments I advertise my apartments as being

"Green"' energy-saving type apartments which I truly believe they really are over a typical apartment here in the Phoenix area. --72.221.xx.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Sid [GA]) Posted on: May 9, 2020 7:51 AM
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I have had to change switches but i don't think i have ever had a fan motor go bad. You can adapt LED lights onto a fan also. I have done it many times. Think outside of the box. --174.223.xx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Sue [IN]) Posted on: May 9, 2020 8:09 AM
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While I've never had a ceiling fan actually catch fire, I've done a lot of rewiring and it's scary to trouble shoot a ceiling fan or any other light fixture not working and find the wire nuts have been melted due to the excessive wattage being pulled by the light bulbs. I've seen some pretty scary wiring. Recently bought a house that was built in 1900. It has an upgraded 100 amp electrical service and is wired with knob and tube and light weight lamp cords. Needless to say the power is off to most of the house until it can be rewired. --71.46.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Sid [GA]) Posted on: May 10, 2020 12:38 PM
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Old wiring is scarey. --174.223.xxx.xxx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: May 11, 2020 11:54 PM
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I have had a fixture catch on fire due to a tenant replacing 2 60 watt bulbs with 2 100 watt bulbs. Had I not done quarterly inspections, it would not have been brought to my attention. No fixtures I have will take 200 watts. --75.11.xx.xx




Ceilingfan recommendation (by Karin Gee [CA]) Posted on: May 15, 2020 6:11 PM
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THANK YOU EVERYONE!

I appreciate all the input on my question.

I'm going to replace all my ceiling fans on this property.

I like the idea of a fan in the garage.

Think I'll put the best used fan out there.

I'd like to put one out in the covered patio.

The heat gets in the triple digits.

The pitch might not allow a ceiling mount & there not enough height for safety clearance.

--71.93.xxx.xx





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