Ceiling Fan in Garage?

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Old 11-05-18, 11:34 AM
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Ceiling Fan in Garage?

I have a sloped garage ceiling with a peak of height of 13' and was pondering the idea of installing a ceiling fan at the peak to prevent hot air from collecting during the warmer months. I've never personally seen a ceiling fan in a residential garage, so I'm not even sure this is practical, but I don't see why not considering it will be high enough/out of the way. What do you guys think? I'm about to insulate and drywall the garage in the next week or two, so now would be a convenient time to run the electrical.
 
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Old 11-05-18, 12:24 PM
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I see no reason that you could not!
 
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Old 11-05-18, 12:38 PM
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I see no reason that you could not!
As long as I don't have a lift in my garage, like your avatar
 
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Old 11-05-18, 01:11 PM
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A great idea for a garage.
I had two of them in my free standing garage I salvaged from the scrap pile.
 
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This is the fan I ordered. It didn't get the greatest reviews, but Amazon and Hunter have pretty good customer service. Surprisingly, this was the only fan I could find that has an industrial look to it that isn't 8 feet in diameter and $3,000+.
 
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Neat looking fan.
While I don't know of any garages locally that have ceiling fans, when I lived in fla I knew of a bunch of them that had them.
 
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Old 11-08-18, 04:35 PM
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You can use outdoor ceiling fans too.
They have a very utilitarian look to them and some move a lot of air.
 
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Old 11-09-18, 04:11 PM
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I have installed many warehouse fans by Leading Edge that are very nice. Installation is a little different as they are hung on a hook instead of connected to a box.
 
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Old 11-09-18, 04:20 PM
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Might be a day late and a dollar short, but here goes-
I've got a 3 story garage/ban with ground floor & 2nd-floor loft.
I've got a ceiling fan on one side which I use to circulate the warm air DOWN.
However, I also use a circular floor fan pointed straight up on the other side of the barn to push cool air UP. The combination works reasonably well to create whole room circulation.

I've found that the building develops a barely perceptible passive circulation of south-side warm-air-rising, north-side-cool-air descending. The ceiling fan and floor fan speed that up ten fold.
 
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