Install ceiling fan with raised box

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Old 06-04-11, 06:29 AM
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Question Install ceiling fan with raised box

I'm installing a ceiling fan to a box, which is mounted to the ceiling. This is an outdoor ceiling under deck application. I've followed directions precisely as shown here: http://www.drysnap.com/fankit.pdf

So I'm now looking for a fan but I cannot find one that will fit flush to the ceiling as the box has a 1/2 " height. I was thinking I could install a medallion to hide the 1/2" gap between the fan and the ceiling, but would rather not if someone has a better idea. Is there a specific type of ceiling fan mount I should be looking for or a phrase on the ceiling fan box to indicate that it will fit this situation, something like "Raised Box Mounting option" I tried adjusting the bell lower but that was a no go with the fans I've looked at ?

PS Even thought these fans are rated out door I assume they need GFI protection ? Said nothing about it in the fan installation manual.
 
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Old 06-04-11, 07:09 AM
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If you are using a short rod, the bell will generally go up and over a 1/2" protruding pancake box. Flush mount may be a different story. Small medallion may be a way to go.
 
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Old 06-04-11, 07:54 PM
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PS Even thought these fans are rated out door I assume they need GFI protection ? Said nothing about it in the fan installation manual.
GFCI protection is not required on outdoor fixtures. You may put them one one if you choose.
 
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Old 06-12-11, 10:21 AM
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Thanks guys for the clarificatin on the GFI. Also the medallion was a great suggestion. Lowes had a medallion which was a perfect fit !
 
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Old 06-12-11, 01:21 PM
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Thanks for letting us know.
 
 

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