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    Reddogdan's Avatar
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    Outdoor ceiling fan

    Any idea where to find a good outdoor ceiling fan that won't droop like a limp banana in the weather?
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    Re: Outdoor ceiling fan

    Nope. I bought an exterior fan with the plastic blades and the heat around here makes them pretty droopy.

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    There has to be someone that sells them with metal blades ... that are not ridiculously expensive. Something like BigA** maybe? At least one of theirs is made of aluminum, but way bigger than I need and likely not very cheap.
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    Re: Outdoor ceiling fan

    The electrician in me says buy cheap and replace every couple years. 16 years in the trade and I think they are all junk. I'm in okla city so maybe higher end in the north. Just not worh it in the extreme temp changes.

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    Re: Outdoor ceiling fan

    Well, Big *** Fans makes exterior fans that move lots of air. They are made out of anodized aluminum and will not droop. They ahve a 10-year warranty with factory installation, but are expensive!

    **I guess the filter does not like part of the company name.....**
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    Re: Outdoor ceiling fan

    I bought one with pre-droop from a big box store. It has plastic blades, and they droop from the factory. Lets just hope they don't droop more over the next few yrs. It's been up nearly a year and so far no change.
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    Re: Outdoor ceiling fan

    This is what you need for outdoor use:

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    Re: Outdoor ceiling fan

    I bought a Hampton Bay Altura 60" fan and it works great!

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    Re: Outdoor ceiling fan

    Hi all. We purchased an Emerson Carrera Veranda wet weather fan for our pergola. It gets rained on and no issues. No drooping of the blades 3 Summers later. We do take it down in the winter (we're in New England). Here is a link to the fan and where we bought it.
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