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LanierSpots
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Ceiling fans

New house is closing soon. I need to get 6 fans to install. My plan is to close, then spend a few days working on the house before we actually move in. Having shelves put in the pantry and two of the closets by a local company. I am going to install the tv mounts, tvs and ceiling fans as well as paint 3 feature walls


I have not bought ceiling fans in 30 years. I looked at Lowes here locally and there is a fan store ( Just Fans) that is close by. The fans there look a little better quality but do cost more.

Is there really that big of a quality upgrade in these fans from these fan stores? I dont recognize any of the manufactures but like I said, I have not done any fans in a long time and I always just got them at Home Depot.

I am planning on 3 basic white 52"fans for our spare bedrooms and a music room. A 60" three blade for our great room, a 52" for the master bedroom and a 60-70" for my lanai....


There is a big sale on Kichler fans at the fan store but Ive never heard of them... They are not double what the Hunter and Fanimation fans are at Lowes but they are close. I dont mind spending the xtra money is they are worth it in the long run

I also plan on mounting remotes in the wall plates for each one. No pull strings or loose remotes floating around




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bluemoons
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re: Ceiling fans
I did all Hunter for my bedrooms and Minka Aire h20 for my back patio. We splurged and put an expensive Monte Carlo in the living room. It has the propeller look to it. Happy with all of them.


LanierSpots
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Bradenton, Florida
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Ceiling fans
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I did all Hunter for my bedrooms and Minka Aire h20 for my back patio. We splurged and put an expensive Monte Carlo in the living room. It has the propeller look to it. Happy with all of them.




That sounds like what we talked about doing. Very similar plan

I just dont know any thing about these fans



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Twenty 49
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re: Ceiling fans
I had bad luck with fans from Lowes/Home Depot. They seem to get cheaper looking and performing all the time.

Bought a couple from a local place, House of Carpets and Lighting, and they have been solid. I'm sticking with them for future purchases.


Bayou
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re: Ceiling fans
The last 7 fans we've purchased all came from Lamps Plus
Quality stuff


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meeple
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re: Ceiling fans
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Hunter

We put hunter fans in the bedrooms and living room. We leave them running 24/7 and they’ve been going for 18 years.


cgrand
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re: Ceiling fans
same
there are four basic hunter fans in my house that have stayed spinning since 2006, every day all day. The house was built in 1982 and I assume they are original

if they still make them like that, get hunter fans


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LSUDad
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re: Ceiling fans
If you are looking for a great fan at a great price. I have an account with Notoco in BTR. They sell and have in stock Quorum fans. They are the quietest fans. They have a Rheostat for each speed of the fan, making it quieter. Nothing worse than trying to speed or watch a movie and you hear a fan motor sound.
At Notoco in BTR, ask for Amy or Debbie Noto.


LSUDad
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Oh to add, I took down an old Hunter fan yesterday, thing must have weighed 30 lbs. Replacing it with a Quorum.


bee Rye
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re: Ceiling fans
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At Notoco in BTR, ask for Amy or Debbie Noto


Are the Noto’s still there? I figured they would have all retired after they sold to CED


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bbvdd
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re: Ceiling fans
So many of them at Lowes use a remote control to operate them and the remote or the receiving unit are crap. 3 out of 4 we have, have had issues.
You can remove the receiving unit and wire directly and it will work but no reverse. I bought a wall switch to control the speed on the fan, but reverse won’t work unless there is a switch on the fan.

Also, the lights on all those you put up there suck.
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LanierSpots
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Member since Sep 2010
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, but reverse won’t work unless there is a switch on the fan.



I wasnt aware of that but thats a good point. For us, we never use reverse. Just always have them firing down. Warm weather use only ,.



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Also, the lights on all those you put up there suck.




I honestly dont care. I am not sure we will use the light and we dont want any kind of hanging light globes or anything. All of our rooms have ample recessed lighting. The only place that I know I want a light on the fan is on the lanai. The fan will be close to my outdoor kitchen and any amount of extra light will be helpful. I will probably end up having more recessed lighting over my kitchen but I do want the fan to have a light on it.



I dont want a hand held remote. I plan on mounting remotes on the wall. Something like this






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Clames
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re: Ceiling fans
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There is a big sale on Kichler fans at the fan store but Ive never heard of them...



They aren't anything special compared to other designer fans. Personally I look for vintage Hunter/Robin & Myers ceiling fans. They weigh a ton with a cast iron housing and you can't hang one with a normal ceiling fan box but they are smooth, silent, and will outlast you and your grandchildren.


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Quatrepot
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re: Ceiling fans
Serious question. Why would anyone want a 3 blade fan?


Bayou
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re: Ceiling fans
Casa Vieja fans


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LanierSpots
Auburn Fan
Bradenton, Florida
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Ceiling fans
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Serious question. Why would anyone want a 3 blade fan?





Wife wants one in our great room. Our house is very modern looking. Construction wise. Plus she is decorating in a coastal vibe. The model home has one and I honestly just think she likes the way it looks.

She let me build my den/media room and the outdoor kitchen the way I wanted. I will buy what ever kind of fan she wants. I honestly dont care as long as its not some country looking shite in this house


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Contender54
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Member since Jan 2009
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re: Ceiling fans
Spend the extra money.
I bought "affordable" replacement fans from Lowes 6 or 7 years ago, and they are garbage. I've already replaced two of them.
They are the Hunter brand but I'm guessing these are bottom of the line because they have cheap aluminum wiring inside, instead of copper, and they didn't last.

I bought higher grade Hunter fans to replace the two that broke, and these are much nicer.
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Unobtanium
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re: Ceiling fans
Another vote for Hunter fans.

I installed one in the first house I bought, took it with me when I moved, still going strong 40 years later. I check the oil level every year, other than that they just run.


cgrand
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re: Ceiling fans
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check the oil level every year
I did not know this was a thing you do LOL. I guess I should check after 17 years


LSUDad
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Are the Noto’s still there? I figured they would have all retired after they sold to CED

A few, talked with one the other day. Good folks.


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