Installing ceiling fan with a high ceiling and attached furnace

Old 08-21-19, 03:14 PM
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Installing ceiling fan with a high ceiling and attached furnace

Hello community this if my first post.
I live in a loft style condo with 15' concrete ceilings and exposed plumbing/exhaust. I would like to replace my ceiling light with a ceiling fan. Given the ceiling height I'm likely to use a 5' or 6' downrod.
My question is this: Is there any problem that between the fan and the ceiling there are some other structures such as exposed pipes, an A/C exhaust and a ceiling mounted furnace? Will these objects get in the way of the fan's ability to move air? Or worse could they cause the fan to be unbalanced?
Old 08-21-19, 11:17 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Metal pipes and ducts aren't usually a problem. Obviously the furnace can't be right above the fan.
You'll need to address what type of box is currently in place for the light as it may have to be replaced with a fan rated box.

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