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Old 01-19-2015, 07:16 AM   #1
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Residential Ceiling Fan Install

Removed my noisy 12vdc ceiling/paddle fan (2nd bad motor) and replaced with a 3 blade/32" Hampton Bay Moresco 120vac residential fan from Home Depot. Ran the 120vac from the bedroom A/C ... took awhile ...

Fan and light controller is in ceiling near doorway.

It's quiet !! ... and moves more air on low speed than the 12vdc unit.

Yes ... it requires shore power or the genset unless you want to add an inverter feed ... I had no interest.

No ... I don't hit my head ... it does not extend into any area you would normally occupy (unless you stand in the middle of the bed).
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Great Job bruce, and THANKS for Sharing!!

I like this idea! Would like to place one in the coaches bedroom. There is NO fan there now. I can get power to a new fan. My concern is the supporting a new fan.

What will I need to support the Weight of the Fan?
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Great Job bruce, and THANKS for Sharing!!

I like this idea! Would like to place one in the coaches bedroom. There is NO fan there now. I can get power to a new fan. My concern is the supporting a new fan.

What will I need to support the Weight of the Fan?
Thanks for your interest! ... I was beginning to wonder if anyone cared

I put mine in a location that formerly had a florescent fixture of about 13" x 6" or so. When I pulled the fixture down there was already an aluminum bridge at both ends of the opening and between 2 roof trusses. I added a residential steel box and support that is commonly available in Home Depot or Lowes. Used self-tapping screws. The support was a little long so I cut it to fit. They are about $8.
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Nice work!

I wish we had the headroom in our bedroom!
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Nice work!

I wish we had the headroom in our bedroom!
Thanks! In my case the bed is fore/aft, centered, with an Olympic Queen mattress. Fan is 32" and mattress is 66" wide ... about 17" from blade tip to edge of bed. Plenty of room to sit up in bed and nowhere near you when walking around bed. The only issue is remembering to turn the fan off before opening one of the overhead cabinet doors. Seldom use those cabinets anyway (mostly extra blankets, etc.). If I need another blanket, I probably don't need the fan running
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I installed a small 110 volt fan in the bedroom. Made sure it fit close to the ceiling.....cleared the slide when it came in. Have a larger 12 volt in the LV.
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Thanks for the suggestion. My ceiling fan has been replaced too. The original ticking motor was a real nuisance. The existing fan has been quiet for several years now but is beginning to wine a bit on occasion. Maybe I will use the existing 12 volt switch to control a relay so another switch won't be needed. Seems I may have another project.
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Thanks for the suggestion. My ceiling fan has been replaced too. The original ticking motor was a real nuisance. The existing fan has been quiet for several years now but is beginning to wine a bit on occasion. Maybe I will use the existing 12 volt switch to control a relay so another switch won't be needed. Seems I may have another project.

BTW, the fan I used came with a light/fan controller that fit in a standard box. You could probably use a universal remote/controller also and skip the 12vdc relay.
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Removed my noisy 12vdc ceiling/paddle fan (2nd bad motor) and replaced with a 3 blade/32" Hampton Bay Moresco 120vac residential fan from Home Depot. Ran the 120vac from the bedroom A/C ... took awhile ...

Fan and light controller is in ceiling near doorway.

It's quiet !! ... and moves more air on low speed than the 12vdc unit.

Yes ... it requires shore power or the genset unless you want to add an inverter feed ... I had no interest.

No ... I don't hit my head ... it does not extend into any area you would normally occupy (unless you stand in the middle of the bed).
What is the distance from the ceiling to the bottom of the light?

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I installed a small 110 volt fan in the bedroom. Made sure it fit close to the ceiling.....cleared the slide when it came in. Have a larger 12 volt in the LV.
Can you give us the make and model number? Over all dimension would be nice too!

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Here's the one I installed some years ago in our Dutch Star. The one problem I've run into is the fan controller has burned out once from running on the MSW inverter.

Well, I thought I was going to, the pictures must be on my home PC rather than my laptop!

I used a low clearance 6 bladed high speed fan made for hallway use and took the light off as I would hit my head on it. Removed a light to access the roof stringers and put reinforcing in, then ran the wires over to a plug in behind the TV. Really nice at night.

Now I'm going to have to do it with the Magna to satisfy the DW.
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Can you give us the make and model number? Over all dimension would be nice too!

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specs are the Home Depot page as you scroll down.

Hampton Bay Moresco 32 in. Oil-Rubbed Bronze Ceiling Fan-14411 - The Home Depot
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Here's the one I installed some years ago in our Dutch Star. The one problem I've run into is the fan controller has burned out once from running on the MSW inverter.

Well, I thought I was going to, the pictures must be on my home PC rather than my laptop!

I used a low clearance 6 bladed high speed fan made for hallway use and took the light off as I would hit my head on it. Removed a light to access the roof stringers and put reinforcing in, then ran the wires over to a plug in behind the TV. Really nice at night.

Now I'm going to have to do it with the Magna to satisfy the DW.
When you get a chance ... the pics would be great.
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A quick update ...we have been traveling for a little over a month in hot weather (88 - 95 daytime, mid 70's at night) and the fan works great! Usually low speed is sufficient with the front A/C unit running. It's whisper quiet. It's more than sufficient to eliminate that stuffy feeling when 2 people are sleeping in a small bedroom.
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