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outdoor celing fan

I plan on intalling outdoor ceiling fans on my patio roof.  The underside is unfinished, so I need to find fans that will mount while being able to disquise excess mechanical, electrical, etc...

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Posted 2013-08-15T01:10:44+0000  by mdavey mdavey

You're going to need a fan rated junction box that mounts to the structure of your patio.  You're likely to need something that looks like this unless you're lucky enough to have a joist in the middle of the space.

You'll want to mount the box so that face of the box is flush with your joists (most boxes are designed to make it easy to sit flush with 1/2" of drywall).  Then mount your fan to the box, just like any other room.  The housing of the fan should cover most of the arms of the box (although you could probably paint them to help them blend in).  And the electrical cable that serves the box wil be visable.

Posted 2013-08-15T01:24:09+0000  by Adam444
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