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Ceiling fan refurb

Postby BillK » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:32 am

We have a screened in section of our deck and the ceiling fan blades wilted from the heat and the light cover fell off and broke. So step one was to replace the droopy blades with some cnc carved ones. These take about 15 minutes each to make including spray paint. I think they came out well. I used 1/4 inch MDF, if these droop also I'll make them out of something else but for now I just have to worry about making the light cover.
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Droopy blades with one new one

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New blades installed
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Re: Ceiling fan refurb

Postby 4DThinker » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:25 am

Nice replacement job. What were the original blades made of that allowed them to sag? The only time I've seen that in the past was with a 110v fan that was accidently wired to 220v. The motor got so hot it heated up what were plastic blades and they bent over right where they were clamped on.
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Re: Ceiling fan refurb

Postby Keith Hodges » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:44 am

Nice job Bill. I just installed two outdoor ceiling fans on my deck, and their a plastic material. If the old ones were for indoor use only, but used outside, the drooping will be the outcome pretty much every time. But then again, replacement blades on the shark has all the benefits of fun!
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Re: Ceiling fan refurb

Postby BillK » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:52 pm

Yes, the old blades were some type of plastic composite I'm guessing. It gets hot up under that roof in the summer, the original ones lasted about a year until the droop was noticed. Still working on a light cover design, wood and acrylic combo I'm thinking.
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Re: Ceiling fan refurb

Postby FanStudio » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:28 am

Nice Work Done... New blades are really look superb.
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Re: Ceiling fan refurb

Postby OCEdesigns » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:06 am

I have 2 fans on my back porch with the drooping blades. I like this idea! I know what another project is going to be now.
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Re: Ceiling fan refurb

Postby BillK » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:44 pm

Thanks! Glad you found this useful.
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Re: Ceiling fan refurb

Postby LindaValdez » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:16 am

Great work. I have outdoor ceiling fans on the deck, and I am trying to try a portable battery fan, but I am worried that they will not provide enough power to cool us.
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