Ceiling Fan for Screened-In Porch


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Old 03-30-03, 03:36 PM
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Ceiling Fan for Screened-In Porch

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We recently had a screened-in porch built, and we would like to install a ceiling fan with lights. The contractor said we would need a unit suitable for exterior use. Is this overkill, or do we really need one? The porch is a standard stick-build room with a shingled roof (open rafters inside), floor-to-ceiling screens.

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Old 03-30-03, 04:02 PM
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I'd agree with your contractor, to be on the safe side. There's a reason why electrical items are rated either for indoor or outddor use.
 
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Old 04-27-03, 04:42 PM
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I think it's a technicality. If it's not a heated/conditioned space, it's considered "outside" and would require a fixture rated for such.
 
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Old 04-28-03, 07:03 AM
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Hi -

Thanks for the response. We ended up with a fan with light rated for exterior use. I think the company name is Hampton Bay, which is the same brand as all the other ceiling fans in our home.

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