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201. #9327 Posted: 9/11/2012 12:10:54 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
we have had 3 ceiling fans in our bedroom and they all make a humming noise. are there any fans that are quiet? I cannot stand that hum.. we have had 2 hunters and one Kichler (sic) in the last 3 summers and are ready to replace again. what brand would you recommend?

ANSWER:
Regarding fans that run quiet, it is not necessarily a matter of what brand to purchase, it is more a matter of which model to purchase from each brand. Most brands offer a wide range of quality. The higher quality models are not generally sold at home centers and department stores, so you need to shop at a ceiling fan specialty store to get a good fan.

Our website gives you all the tools you need to find the best of the best when it comes to ceiling fans. All of our fans are rated by quality and performance and there are graphs that make it easy to compare fans at a glance. When it comes to quality, we rate all of the fans from the major ceiling fan manufacturers on a scale from 1 to 5 where 5 is the best. Fans that we give a quality rating of 5 will run dead quiet. Our search results are sorted by highest quality and then highest performance (CFM airflow) by default. So any search you perform will always show you fans we would recommend the most based on your search criteria.You may find this article I wrote some time ago to be helpful:

Who Makes The Best Ceiling Fans - The Online Guide To Ceiling Fan Comparisons.

To make it quick and easy to find the best fans for your needs, call and talk to one of our ceiling fan experts at: 1-800-201-1193.

FYI: Using a non-solid state dimmer or rheostat wall control will cause almost any ceiling fan to hum and will eventually damage the motor. So if you have a dimmer controlling your fans, replace it with an on/off switch and see if the noise subsides.

Also, I am curious to know the actual model number of the fans you currently own. If you can give that to me I can help you compare them to other fans that are available. If you buy the right fans, they should last you a lifetime without making any noise.





202. #9326 Posted: 9/11/2012 11:56:31 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Is a flush mount fan likely to be more quiet?

ANSWER:
The amount of noise a fan makes has more to do with the quality of the components used to make the fan and the precision to which parts are manufactured as opposed to how it is mounted. The capacitors used inside fans have a wide range in cost and are a major culpret to fans that hum. Cheaper parts and less precise tolerances usually contribute to more noise and more wobble...and a cheaper price tag.

With that said, contrary to what most consumers believe, a poorly made flushmount fan may in fact be more likely to make noise than a comparable standard mounted fan. The reason is because the rigid mounting hardware used on a flusmount fan offers much less room for "give" than a standard mount fan that has a downrod hanging from a ball and socket. For example: If a flushmount fan is made with poorly balanced blades, istead of wobbling like a normal fan, it will tend to shudder, which makes a lot more noise than a wobble. In either case, both fans will be annoying.

To ensure the fan you purchase is quiet and wobble free, we have rated the quality of each of our fans on a scale from 1 to 5 where 5 is best. Fans rated 5 will run smooth and dead quiet while providing the highest performance. They are also generally the most expensive because they are built to a much higher standard using precision made parts. Fans rated 4 will also run just as smooth and quiet but do not generally perform as well because the motors are made to a lower standard. Fans rated 4 or 5 are generally only available through ceiling fan specialty shops like ours and are higher quality than fans sold at home centers. Any fan rated less than 4 will give you rather average performance and are more comparable to fans sold at home centers.

When you search for fans on our site we always default the sorting by quality and then performance. So you will always see the best of the best first. You are also shown graphs that make it easy to compare the quality and performance of ceiling fans at a glance. We are proud to be the only website that offers this functionality.

If you need help choosing the best fans for your needs, please call and talk to our ceiling fan experts at: 1-800-201-1193 and they will save you lots of time. They know the differences between each brand and model and can answer all of your questions.






Emerson
CF788-60
203. #9325 Posted: 9/11/2012 11:30:24 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
What blades come with the $399 price CF788ORB?

ANSWER:
The Carrera Grande Eco does not come with any blades in the box. This fan is one of several fans of the "Blade Select" series from Emerson. Blade Select fans do NOT come with blades. Instead, there are 50 different blades for you to choose from so that you can design the fan to your needs. The blades range in size create a fan from 54" to 72" in span and there are many styles and finishes of blades to choose from in these various sizes.

If you look at the product page on our site, you can see that the blades are itemized separately from the $399 fan motor. When you Initially view the fan product page, the blades shown in the picture are included in the total price and you can see the itemized price of the motor and the pictured blades. You can select different blades by clicking on the orange "Blades" button beneath the main fan picture and the blades shown in the itemized list will change to reflect your selection. The total price will change as well.

No other website does it this way since it is quite complex to configure all of the pictures to include the appropriate blades as well as allow for the compatibility of all the optional blade selections.

Using the other orange buttons on the product page you can also choose other components as well such as light fixtures, glass, controls, downrods etc.

If you have any questions about ordering any of our Blade Select fans, please call and talk to one of our Ceiling Fan experts who will help you configure your fan to fit your needs. Call: 1-800-201-1193.





204. #9324 Posted: 8/31/2012 12:03:40 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Recommend. Big. Room. Fan. For 365. 24hr. Use

ANSWER:
The large ceiling fan I recommend the most that is built to withstand 24hr 365 day use is the Emerson Carrera Grande Eco. It has a DC motor that produces over 7000 CFM of airflow on high speed yet uses only 20 watts per hour making it over 300 times more efficient than fans without DC motors. Low speed is somewhere around 4 or 5 watts. This super efficiency can be beneficial if you are using the fan constinuously. It can be purchased with 54", 60" or 72" blades.

Here is a link to the Emerson Carrera Grand Eco 72" Ceiling Fan.

You can use the link below to view other recommendations for high quality large ceiling fans. The results are automatically sorted by the best quality and highest performance, so any of the top 30 results would be the fans we recommend, particularly for continual usage throughout the year. If you have further questions, please call and talk to our ceiling fan experts at: 1-800-2014-1193.

Here is a link to the Best Large Ceiling Fans.





205. #9323 Posted: 8/31/2012 12:00:25 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have another Minka Aire Fan in my house with this remote. Can you change the code on this remote so that one remote does not turn on/off multiple fans?

ANSWER:
Yes, there are dip switches that allow you to change the frequency of the remote and receiver so that they do not conflict with other fans or devices.





206. #9322 Posted: 8/31/2012 11:58:41 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I'm looking to install a ceiling fan in my kitchen. For 12' x 10' the ceiling height is 8'. Another 8' x 10' of the ceiling slopes. The ceiling steps up from the 8' high area to 10' high and then slopes down to 8' again at the wall. I don't know if I should put one fan in the 8' tall ceiling and another on the sloping ceiling or use one fan. If I use only one fan, where should it go. On the sloping ceiling or the flat 8' ceiling? Or could I position it to go at the step up poi

ANSWER:
In order for us to make a good recommendation I need to know the layout of the kitchen and where the center of the ceiling is. I also need to know the overall length and width of the room since it is somewhat ambiguous based on your description where the ceiling slopes down again. So if you can email me some pictures of your kitchen along with the dimensions that would be great. Email your pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com






Minka Aire
F510
207. #9321 Posted: 8/31/2012 11:47:36 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
What is the measurement from center of fan to the tip of the blade?

ANSWER:
The distance from the center of the fan to the tip of the blades for any fan is 1/2 the blade span. So in the case of the 26" Minka Aire Spacesaver the distance center to blade tip would is 13".





208. #9320 Posted: 8/28/2012 12:18:01 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Can the light fixture on the Casablanca Mission fan be replaced? We currently have this fan, and it works great, but would like to change the look to it.

ANSWER:
The light fixture is integrated into the bottom of the fan and is the defining feature that makes it the Casablanca Mission fan. It cannot be removed or changed.






Emerson
CF788-60
209. #9319 Posted: 8/28/2012 11:32:30 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have never installed a ceiling fan. Could I see the instructions for installing the Emerson Carrera Grande Eco 60? The fan that just died had four blades. Does it matter if the new fan has five blades?

ANSWER:
Emerson has not yet published the PDF version of the installation manual for the Carrera Grande Eco. However, the installation and hardare is essentially the same as the Carrera Grande, which is the non-DC version of the fan. You can use this link to download the Installation Manual for the Emerson Carrera Grande.

Regarding the difference between 4 and 5 blades...technically 4 blades will move more air than 5, but the difference is almost unmeasurable and should not affect your buying decision. 4 blades are easier to balance than 5, but 5 blades generate less wind noise and is the most common. Ultimately, the decision is more a personal preference based on appearance as well as availability. Since most fans come with either 3 or 5 blades nowadays, your style choices are going to be very limited when it comes to 4.






Emerson
CF955
210. #9318 Posted: 8/17/2012 1:37:07 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Is there any special work to be done on the wiring in my home to prepare to install a ceiling fan with a DC motor?

ANSWER:
All of the ceiling fans on our website that have DC motors are designed to operated from normal household AC power and install just like any other ceiling fan. So there is no particular difference as far as the installation or electrical requirements. The AC power is converted to DC by an electronic controller that is part of the fan motor.

The question has also been asked if these fans can be hooked up directly to a DC or low voltage power supply such as a solar panel and the answer is no. They must be hooked up to a standard 110V-120V electrical supply. I have made recommendations to several manufacturers suggesting they create a DC fan with the option to run it either way, but they have yet to design such a fan.





211. #9317 Posted: 8/6/2012 12:02:25 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I had a friend installed my outdoor ceiling fan for my patio. The RPM rating is 160. In Florida, the fan does not move enough air to feel the air movement while sitting under it. What speed (RPM) do you recommend for this climent? We have a 288 square feet area.

ANSWER:
For starters, I would not recommend looking at RPM as the determining factor for buying a fan. Instead, you should look at the actual CFM airflow (cubic feet of airflow per minute) that the fan produces at various speeds. Nowadays, all ceiling fan manufacturers are required by the EPA to publish the actual airflow the fan produces on high speed in CFM. So although RPM affects the airflow between speeds on any particular fan, the amount of air it produces is more determined by the pitch and shape of the blades in combination with the RPM. You can have a fan that operates at over 2000 RPM with blades that are perfectly flat and it simply will not move air. Take the same fan and put an angle to the blades of about 15 degrees (this is called blade pitch) and it will move a decent amount of air at only 200 RPM depending on the aerodynamics of the blades.

My suggestion is to look for fans that can produce at least 6,500 CFM and ignore the RPMs. Our website sorts all of our fans by quality and highest CFM by default, so the first fans that come up in any search (with your chosen filters) will always be fans that we recommend the most for performance.

For more details, please read our Online Guide To Comparing Ceiling Fans.






Minka Aire
F594
212. #9316 Posted: 7/13/2012 8:47:41 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
What size ceiling fan and fixture box is required to install this fan? There is no link to the installation manual. Is it similar to the Concept II?

ANSWER:
Here is a link to the Installation Manual for the Minka Aire F594 Traditional Concept





213. #9315 Posted: 7/9/2012 8:53:20 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Which fan has the highest CFMs and blade span and can be used outdoors?our porch is 9 and a half feet high and the area to be cooled is about 12 feet by 12feet. We are boiling hot under the fan we have now and it is too high. It only cools if you are sitting directly under it! Help!!

ANSWER:
Here is a page that lists all outdoor ceiling fans in order of quality and airflow performance: Top Performing Outdoor Ceiling Fans with 49" to 56" blades. Some of these fans come with various blade size options, so you will want to make sure you select blades that are between 49" to 56" as this is the best size for your patio. I would recommend the Emerson Carrera Grand, which is the first fan that comes up.





214. #9314 Posted: 7/9/2012 8:46:45 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
parts for Avion Fans?

ANSWER:
We do not recommend or sell Avion ceiling fans, nor do we have access to their parts. Fans like yours are imported directly from China and sold at low end mass merchants such as WalMart and K-Mart. Unlike the brands of fans we sell, these mass merchants do not import replacement parts for their fans. Usually when something goes wrong with them you end up having to buy a new fan.





215. #9313 Posted: 7/9/2012 8:40:00 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
WHY IS DC BETTER THAN AC

ANSWER:
The brief answer is that DC motors use less than 1/3 the amount of energy than AC motors, yet provide as much or better airflow. So they are super efficient (over 300% more efficient). Read more details about DC ceiling fan motors here: Ceiling Fans with DC Motors





216. #9312 Posted: 7/8/2012 12:58:50 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Where are the Minka Aire fans manufactured?

ANSWER:
All Minka Aire ceiling fans are made in China. As a matter of fact, virtually all ceiling fans sold in the USA are now made in China, with few exceptions that are imported from other countries. There are no ceiling fans that are currently being manufactured in the USA.

Read an article I wrote about this here: Ceiling Fans Made In The USA?.





217. #9311 Posted: 7/3/2012 1:24:21 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
No ?-just a compliment. I found this article explaining the differences in fans a big help. We purchased fans previously at our local store for another home and they did not perform well and did not move enough air. We are building a new home and will most certainly consider your company for our purchases of ceiling fans. Thank you

ANSWER:
Thanks for the compliment, we certainly appreciate it. We look forward to providing you with the most excellent service when you are ready to purchase your ceiling fans.






Minka Aire
F519
218. #9310 Posted: 6/30/2012 11:21:40 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I love the look of this fan, but my ceilings are 10'. What is a comparable model for higher ceilings?

ANSWER:
For ceilings over 8 feet high, the comparable model to the Minka Aire Concept II flushmount fan is the Minka Aire Concept I, which hangs from a downrod. You will find them as options listed on the same page as the Concept II. Here is a link to the Minka Aire Concept I.






Minka Aire
F803
219. #9309 Posted: 6/27/2012 1:38:19 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have 9 foot ceilings. Should I get the 12" rod for the Minka Aire Artemis fan, or will the 6" that comes with it allow for enough air circulation?

ANSWER:
The 6" downrod supplied with the Artemis is recommended for ceilings between 8 and 9 feet high, so it will be perfect for your ceiling.





220. #9308 Posted: 6/15/2012 11:29:45 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
is this doenrod 3 4ths of an inch in diameter? The housing entrance on my Golden Lighting fans are 1" in internal diameter and this rod must fit inside them.

ANSWER:
Downrods are measure by inner width. This particular downrod has a 1/2" ID and would not be appropriate for your fan. Ceiling fan downrods are specific to the brand and are NOT universal. The inner and outer diameter is not set to any standard and the hole patters or threads vary depending on how the manufacturer of the fan has designed their mounting system. Some ceiling fan manufacturers have several different types of downrods that they use for various models in their own line, so not all downrods are universal even within a brand. Therefore, downrods should only be purchased that are made specifically for your fan by the manufacturer of your fan. I do not believe that Golden Lighting is making ceiling fans anymore, so you will need to do some searching to find a dealer that still has the downrod in stock that you need.





221. #9307 Posted: 6/14/2012 6:51:02 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Does this remote require the wall switch to be installed, or will it operate the fan and light without it? Do I have to buy both?

ANSWER:
This remote does WILL operate the fan with or without the compatible wall control. However, this is a replacement remote that only works with specific Minka Aire ceiling fans, so be sure you are purchasing the correct control for your fan. For further info about this remote control, refer to the Minka Aire RC212 Remote Owners Manual.





222. #9306 Posted: 6/13/2012 8:27:35 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Does the 2.25 measurement indicate the width of the shade at the opening? And "standard" the base?

ANSWER:
2.25 (2 1/4") refers to the size of the fitter that holds the glass not the lip on the glass shade. So the actual glass shade is closer to 2" or 2 1/8" in diameter at the lip (the small end that fits into the fitter.) The same holds true for 3 1/2" and 4" globes where the size refers to the size of the fitter not the lip on the glass shade. If you email me some pictures of the fitter that you need glass for I may be able to offer more insight. Email pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





223. #9305 Posted: 6/13/2012 8:21:23 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
We have a vented antique potbelly stove we want to convert to natural gas logs. I think the 12" set would work & fit --is the total end to end measurement 12"? We have 14 diameter inside. The flames would show through eisen glass in door. Do you also sell the metal plate to go under the logs to hold the make believe cinders,etc? Our plumber could install. Any comments or suggestions?

ANSWER:
Gas logs are not made to be installed in pot belly stoves. They are only designed for use in masonry fireplaces or metal prefab fireplaces. Pot belly stoves do not draft the same as wood burning fireplaces and they also develop substantially more heat inside the burning chamber. Gas logs are not designed for this, so regretfully I cannot recommend any gas logs for your application. There are some exceptions to this depending on whether your stove is actually considered a fireplace rather than a stove. If you email me some pictures of your stove I may be able to offer you more input. Email pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com.

Please read more about this topic here: Where Gas Logs Can Be Installed.





224. #9304 Posted: 6/13/2012 8:15:27 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Hi! I need a glass globe that fits inside a brass mount with 3 screws. The screws tighten over the glass globe ring. I measured the brass mount and it is 11 and one half inches in circumference. My ceiling fan has four blades and was put in in 1978. I do not know the diameter or center measurements because my glass globe broke. Do your have a replacement globe that I can order for one bulb? Thank you very much.

ANSWER:
Fan Globes like the one you have described are typically made specifically for the ceiling fan or light fixture that they came with. A replacement globe for fan that is as old as yours is most likely not available and there are no generic replacements for such globes. So in order to help you I would need to know the brand and model number of the fan. If by chance it is still being manufactured (not likely), then it may be available. The make and model is usually printed on a label that is on the top of the motor housing. So you will either need to get up on a ladder to see the top of the fan or remove the fan from the ceiling to view the label. You can also email me some pictures of the fan and I may be able to identify it. Email your ceiling fan pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





225. #9303 Posted: 6/13/2012 8:11:49 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
We installed an outdoor ceiling fan on our front porch, but it doesnt seem to be pushing air in either direction. Our inside fans can be felt circulating air as soon as we turn them on. Could the blades be misaligned?

ANSWER:
Without knowing what brand and model of fan you purchased, I cannot say much...although it is quite unlikely that the lack of airflow has anything to do with improper blade installation. Some fans move air while others do not based on the level of quality and design. Cheaper fans sold at home centers and department stores tend to move very little air.

The best way to determine if a fan is going to move air before you buy it is to look at the specifications...particularly the CFM airflow rating (cubic Feet of Airflow per Minute). Fans that produce over 6,000 CFM are decent and those that produce over 6,500 CFM are best. Some lesser quality fans produce as little as 2,500 CFM. Our website is the only source on the Internet that allows you to shop for outdoor (or any) ceiling fan and sort by Quality and CFM. Our outdoor ceiling fans are already sorted this way, so if you search our outdoor fans you will find the best fans and highest airflow rated fans come up first. You can then filter your results in any number of other ways to find the size and style of fan that best suits your needs.

Here is a link to our Outdoor Ceiling Fans. If your fan will be exposed directly to rain, be sure to select "Wet Rated" fans. If your fan is in a covered area you can use either a damp or wet rated fan.

If you can email me some pictures of your existing fan I may be able to offer more insight about the lack of airflow as well as suggestions for a replacement fan that will give you better performance. Email pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com






Minka Aire
F521
226. #9302 Posted: 6/13/2012 7:56:42 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
called today re. Minka Aluma...do you have a photo of the canopy you can email? would like to see how bulky it is. Thanks.

ANSWER:
We do not have an actual picture of the canopy, nor does Minka Aire. The canopy is not bulky, but rather simple and streamlined to match the lines of the fan. You will find a line-art representation of it in the installation manual which you can download here: Minka Aire Aluma Installation Manual.





227. #9301 Posted: 6/9/2012 8:18:53 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
how to check the efficiency of the ceiling fans in our house?

ANSWER:
There is no way to check the efficiency of your fans inside your home. Efficiency is tested with special equipment that tests the airflow of the fan using monitors setup in a controlled testing environment. To find the efficiency rating of your fan, you will need to know the brand name and model number and then see if an efficiency test was performed. If you email me that info, I may be able to find the data for you if it exists. Email to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com

FYI: Here is a link to the EPA Ceiling Fan Efficiency Testing Documentation






Minka Aire
F581
228. #9300 Posted: 5/24/2012 9:07:48 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
We are interested in a MinkaAire Wing fan and we have a 8.12 pitch ceiling in our home; we will not mount this fan on the sloped part of the ceiling, but on the peak of the 8.12 pitch; what length downrod would we need so that the 52 in. blades do not scrape the ceiling?

ANSWER:
The shortest downrod you can use and still clear the ceiling is an 18" downrod, which would give you 2 or 3 inches of clearance. If the ceiling is 10' high, I would recommend a 24" downrod. If you let me know how high your ceiling is I can recommend the correct size downrod for your application.





229. #9299 Posted: 5/24/2012 9:06:13 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
what does leadwire length pertain to in model # CF921CK?

ANSWER:
The leadwire length is the length of wire that comes out of the top of the fan. A longer lead wire allows you to install a longer downrod if necessary. Some brands only give you 2 or 3 feet of wire, so if you need a 6 foot pole, you cannot install it without splicing the wires. An 80" lead wire is the best because it will accommodate any length pole up to 6 feet and can be cut shorter for standard installations.





230. #9298 Posted: 5/24/2012 9:02:01 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
hello, i am looking to replace reciver and transmitter for my fan, have lost transmitter, reciver # is 7067IM-19(4+6),model # on fan is YU-C52WCF. I would like to move this fan to inside(it says outdoor on it, will it be ok on inside? Thanks for your help. John Green

ANSWER:
The fan that you are referring to is a Harbor Breeze fan which is made in China and imported directly by Lowes...it is their own brand. So we do not have access to any replacement parts for their fans. I suggest you contact Lowes to see if they can help you. As far as installing an outdoor fan indoors, that is perfectly OK. You just cannot install an indoor fan outdoors.





231. #9297 Posted: 5/24/2012 8:58:48 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
What kind of outdoor fan would you recommend for using under an awning??? We are having the awning comany install a brace bar to mount the fan and wanted to know what kind of fan to look for. Thanks,

ANSWER:
Any outdoor application will require an outdoor rated ceiling fan. There are 2 types of ratings for outdoor fans: Damp and Wet. If the fan will be in a location where it comes in direct contact with rain, it must be rated for outdoor wet locations. If the fan will NOT be in direct contact with rain or the elements, then it must be damp rated, but can be wet rated. If in doubt, just choose a wet rated fan. For more details about which fans are appropriate for outdoors or to shop for outdoor ceiling fans, visit this page on our site: Outdoor Ceiling Fans.






Minka Aire
F517
232. #9296 Posted: 4/28/2012 8:33:04 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Regarding the Minka Aire Concept I 52, Model F517 BN -- I submitted this question about a week ago and have not heard back. I am thinking of getting this fan for my master bedroom. Is it quiet running enough for this purpose? For example, on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being very loud and 1 very quiet, where do you think this fan would fall in that range? thank you.

ANSWER:
The fan motor itself is very quiet and highly recommended for sound sensitive applications such as bedrooms. However, you can expect to hear the wind noise on high and medium speeds just as with any other fan that moves lots of air. On a scale from 1 to 10 for motor noise I would rate it 9. Wind noise is above average since the fan moves more air than the average fan. Plus, 3 blade fans will have slightly more wind noise than 5 blade fans, though most people find the sound of the breeze to be soothing.






Emerson
CF788-60
233. #9295 Posted: 4/23/2012 11:40:07 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Emerson Carrera Grande Eco 60 (DC Motor) Ceiling Fan Model CF788ORB- I can't find the 72 version of this model (without the light). Also, do any have just a wall mount with all the controls so one can lose the remote?

ANSWER:
Here is a link to one a 60" Carrera Grand Eco fan without lights. Once you reach the page, if you click on the button for "Blades" just below the picture, you can choose from blades in various shapes and sizes that work with the Carrera Grande Eco. If you click on the "Controls" button beneath the picture you can select a wall control that is compatible with the remote that comes with the fan.






Emerson
CF788-72
234. #9294 Posted: 4/23/2012 11:28:29 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Why isn't the Emerson Carrera Grande Eco energy star rated if it is one of the most efficient fans on the market?

ANSWER:
The Carrera Grande Eco ceiling fan is in fact Energy Star qualified when purchased with 60 inch blades. see a 60" version here:
http://www.hansenwholesale.com/ceilingfans/emerson/model.asp?ProdNo=CF788ORB-B91WA

Emerson offers 50 different blade options for the Carrera Grande Eco fan in various shapes and lengths. In order to say the fan is Energy Star qualified with every blade option, they would have to test it with each blade and then pay additional fees to the government for the Energy Star label with each different blade option. Needless to say, the testing and application fees are astronomical and the red tape is an additional burden. The additional costs would drive up the price of the fan significantly without any added benefit except for a label that says it is Energy Star qualified. As tested with 60" blades, the fan more than quadruples the necessary efficiency required by the EPA for Energy Star. So even though it does not bare the label with 72" blades, you can rest assured that it is 3 to 4 more efficient than most other fans that are Energy Star.






Emerson
CF152
235. #9293 Posted: 4/21/2012 9:51:22 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
is this fan quiet enough for a bedroom

ANSWER:
Yes, the Emerson Curva Sky is super quiet and a perfect choice for bedrooms and other sound sensitive areas where you need lots of airflow with no motor noise. This is a superb quality fan!






Fanimation
FPD8088
236. #9292 Posted: 4/21/2012 9:47:12 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Hello. Can the Fanimation Keistone 72 and 60 (DC MOtor) fans be purchased without the light fixture, or can the fixture be removed and replaced by some sort of plate? Like the fan, but not interested in the light fixture. Thank you. Don

ANSWER:
Yes, you can install the Fanimation Keistone ceiling fan without the light fixture. It comes with a bottom cap designed for that purpose. To see how this is done, you can refer to page 12 of the installation manual here!






R. H. Peterson
FF-04-30
237. #9291 Posted: 4/18/2012 12:24:41 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
*No particular finish* means these look like??? Are they black?

ANSWER:
The Peterson Gas Log Fenders are in fact Black Cast Iron. We have updated our website to make this more clear.






Minka Aire
F518
238. #9290 Posted: 4/16/2012 7:32:45 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
We have a bedroom that has an 8 foot ceiling. I am 6 foot 3 inches and we had a casablanca with a mushroom light which I was bumping my head. I want to replace the fan with a new one but still want the light. the room is a second floor bednroom that gets hot in summer. It is about 12 by 18. Should I use the 52" MInk Aire flushmount or is there enough room for a regular mount in which case I think I could use a smaller blade.

ANSWER:
Actually, a room that is 12 x 18 should use at least a 52" fan, nothing smaller. The Minka Aire Concept II hangs only 10 1/2" from the ceiling to the bottom of the light, yet still moves lots of air (most hugger fans move very little air) and has the convenience of a remote control (excellent for bedrooms). I believe the Minka Aire Concept II flushmount would be an ideal choice for you.





239. #9289 Posted: 3/12/2012 2:01:37 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
We have the 3 blade plain white vari speed standard fans in our church with metal blades with tips turned up. Someone said it would be quieter to have wood bladed residential looking fans rather. (with flat blades)Is this perhaps true?

ANSWER:
From your description it sounds like you have industrial ceiling fans in your church. Such fans are designed to operate at a higher RPM than residential fans, and therefore move a lot more air. They also make a lot more wind noise because they are generating more wind. So, the answer is yes, if you change to 5 blade residential ceiling fans they will operate much quieter than 3 blade industrial fans. However, they may not move as much air, so while you will have less noise, you may also feel less cooling effect depending on the layout of your church. If you email me some pictures of the fans in your church I may be able to offer more input. Email pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





240. #9288 Posted: 3/12/2012 1:53:42 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
ceiling fan, lite kit don't work. can I just buy a whole new fan and lite kit and wire it into the wires from my downrod? I had a 5-blade fan with a 4 lite kit.

ANSWER:
In most cases you CANNOT use an existing downrod with a new fan because each manufacturer has their own downrods that attach to their fans in their own specific manner. Plus, you would have to cut the wires that come out of the top of the motor and splice them to the wires in your existing downrod, which is much more difficult to accomplish on a ladder than simply replacing the downrod. In some cases, you cannot attach the downrod to the fan without screwing it in very tightly, which would require you to remove the existing downrod from the ceiling and do it on the floor so you can get a good grip on it while you turn the fan. Overall, not a good idea...just buy a new downrod that matches your new fan.





241. #9287 Posted: 3/12/2012 1:30:26 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Can you please comment on pitch of blades and what difference that makes?

ANSWER:
Blade pitch is the angle at which the blades of a fan are positioned in respect to the horizontal plane in a room. The more a blade is pitched, the more resistance it places on the air in its path as it spins...and therefore, the more air the fan should move, that is if it spins at the same RPM. However, the key is RPM. In order to increase the blade pitch on a fan and maintain the same RPM, a more powerful motor must be used. Otherwise, the additional drag will cause the motor to spin at a lower RPM. When a fan motor is overworked, it begins to overheat and will operate less efficiently. So overworking the motor can actually cause it to move less air if the blade pitch is too great. Therefore, a well designed ceiling fan will have the correct size motor for the blade pitch. Because consumers generally believe that a steeper blade pitch makes a better fan, some fan manufacturers will simply increase the blade pitch without increasing the motor size. They do this because smaller motors are a lot less expensive and they can sell a fan with a steeper blade pitch at a lower price than the competition.

That being said, the actual shape, material, thickness, size and weight of the blades as well as the motor power and RPMs are just as important as the pitch. Without the proper consideration of all of these factors, it is foolish to compare ceiling fans based on blade pitch alone. As a matter of fact, blade pitch is not even a necessary consideration anymore because the EPA requires all ceiling fan manufacturers to publish the actual CFM output of their fans. So who cares what the blade pitch is, what is most important is how much air a fan moves (CFM) and how good the quality and durability of the motor is.

This is why I have developed our website so that the fans with the highest quality and highest CFM show up first in our search results. This way you can always find the fans that move the most air without having overworked motors. Thus, being the fans we recommend the most.

Read more about this here: Who Makes the Best Ceiling Fans: The Online Guide To Ceiling Fan Comparisons.





242. #9286 Posted: 3/12/2012 12:33:33 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I was online site this morning and seen a similar looking fan for $75.00. Could you tell me the difference in the one I purchased and this one? thank you

ANSWER:
Unfortunately, you did not include the model number of the ceiling fan you were looking at on our site as well as the fan you saw for $75 elsewhere, so I cannot make a comparison or answer your question directly. However, there are HUGE differences in the way ceiling fans are manufactured, the quality of the components used, the amount of airflow produced, how much wobble or noise is generated...and so on. If you can email me the make and model of the fans you were comparing I will be happy to point out the differences. Otherwise, I recommend you read the information on this page so that you will have a better idea how to compare ceiling fans: Who makes the best ceiling fans...the online guide to ceiling fan comparisons.






Montecarlo
5SBR56
243. #9285 Posted: 3/12/2012 11:56:51 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
On the Montecarlo Strasburg, can the uplight and the downlight be operated separately, i.e. independent of each other? I hate halogens due to the heat, and surprised you put them in your fan.

ANSWER:
Yes, the Montecarlo Strasburg fan control does have separate settings for the uplight and downlight. So you can control them both independently with their own on/off and dimming function. As far as halogen bulbs in ceiling fans, they are actually quite commonly used. Many ceiling fan manufacturers use halogen bulbs in single light fixtures that are integrated into the bottom of the fan because they are very small and yet produce great lighting. This allows manufacturers to design low profile single light fixtures that are integrated into the bottom of the fan. Incandescent bulbs require more space and therefore would require a larger bulkier looking globe, which makes designs such as the Strasburg impossible. In the 25 years I have been selling ceiling fans It is rare that I ever hear someone mention that they feel the heat from a halogen light fixture, particularly from a fan like this one that is usually mounted on a high ceiling. In most cases, the light fixture is only used in the evening when it is cooler, so the heat most likely welcome (if you can even feel it). Generally, during the day (when you really use the fan for cooling) the light fixture off...although admittedly there are many cases where this is not the so.





244. #9284 Posted: 3/12/2012 11:32:39 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Where can I find a fan for a high ceiling that lets down for easy reach to clean dust of the blades?

ANSWER:
There is no such ceiling fan made. Unlike chandeliers that can have a motorized mechanism that can retract and extend the chain and cord to lower and raise the fixture, ceiling fans mount to a rigid pole that must firmly attach directly to the junction box, making it difficult, if not impossible to design a method of lowering the fan.

There are extendable fan blade brushes available for cleaning the blades on higher ceilings, although we do not sell them. I have seen them at home centers.






Minka Aire
F588-SP
245. #9283 Posted: 3/9/2012 10:37:45 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I am confused about your answer to the Minka Aire F588-SP-BCW not moving enough air for a 23X13 LR and should look for a 60" It seems that this fan is on the high side of CFM and many of the 60" fans do not move as much air. This seems like the most bang for the buck CFM fan or am I missing something. Do you just want to sell a 500 dollar plus fan?

ANSWER:
The Minka Aire Ultra Max is an excellent fan providing great airflow in average size rooms. If you were to install 2 of these fans in a room that is 23 feet wide, I would say that was an excellent choice. A room this size is actually too large for any single ceiling fan because it will not spread the air over a wide enough area. If you can only install one fan in, you need to consider installing a much larger fan, preferably with even more CFM. Here is a link that will show you Large Ceiling Fans Sorted by Highest CFM and Quality. This is not a matter of us trying to sell a more expensive product, it is more a matter of wanting to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase.

FYI: Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind chill effect. Secondly, the majority of the wind is felt directly beneath the fan and the cooling effect drops off dramatically as you move further from the fan. This is the reason that 2 smaller fans will work better than a single larger fan...and why a single smaller fan is not nearly as affective as a single larger fan. I would highly recommend the Emerson Carrera Grande or the Fanimation Keystone if you choose to go with a single large fan. They are both superb quality fans that move lots of air without wobbling or producing any motor noise.






Montecarlo
5WF52D
246. #9282 Posted: 3/9/2012 10:15:49 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
5wf52bkd does it have a pull chain to shut off light. OR will the light be on all the time.

ANSWER:
The Montecarlo Weatherford Deluxe fans come with 2 pull chains. 1 for the light and 1 for the fan speeds.





247. #9281 Posted: 3/7/2012 9:02:08 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I am thinking of getting 2 60-inch Montecarlo Royal Danubes but I notice a discrepancy in the "facts" re the candelabra bulb wattage for both up and down lights. one place it says three 15 wats, another place it says all are 60 watts. I read your statement about the "rolling changes" on bulb wattages - but I am not going to spend $2400 for two fans without knowing FOR SURE which wattage is allowed on the ones I will receive, as far as both uplight and downlight. Please let me know. Thanks

ANSWER:
The built-in up-light included with the fan uses 6 small candelabra bulbs that are 15 watts each for a total of 90 watts. The optional downlight uses 3 candelabra bulbs that are 60 watts each for a total of 180 watts.






Minka Aire
F574
248. #9280 Posted: 2/21/2012 4:54:46 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Hello. I am looking to purchase the minka aire concept II ceiling fan per the hugger style. My ceiling height is 8 feet and my family room is 20 x 13 with the one side completely open to the kitchen. Looking for advice on determining between 52 and 44? Also, I do not intend to use the light package based on this fan will be in the middle of the open room and height is minimal. Can I purchase this model without the light package? Please advise. Thanks. Todd

ANSWER:
Your room is quite large and would definitely require the larger 52" size. There is a huge performance difference between the 44" and 52". The 44" produces 4600 CFM while the 52" model produces 6300 CFM. No doubt you should use the larger fan. All of the Concept fans come with a bottom can that replaces the light fixture in the event you wish to install it without the light. However, it does not make much difference at all in the overall height of the fan, so my recommendation is to keep the light fixture installed...you will find yourself using it since it is handy with the remote and can add a nice ambiance to the room at times. FYI: You may also want to consider a fan that hangs on a short downrod since hugger fans are designed for ceilings that are lower than 8 feet and almost all other fans are designed specifically for 8 foot ceilings. With a room your size, you can use even more airflow! Call us so we can discuss this in more detail if you like.





249. #9279 Posted: 2/21/2012 4:46:13 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Will the CFM of this fan be less using EM-B109DO Dark Oak Finish Solid Wood blades? Also, I use the fan for both cooling and heating but more for cool. The ceiling mount point is aprox 15' from the floor on a flat surface strip that splits the vaulted type ceiling using a 60" down rod. This places the fan about 6-8' below the AC vent. The Ac vent is mounted high on a wall instead of a ceiling due to the vaulted ceiling. Do you recommend a shorter down rod so the fan will be above the AC vent?

ANSWER:
Airflow will be significantly less with the wider (and heavier) carved leaf blades as they put more drag on the motor and have a less aerodynamic shape. I would recommend using a 72" downrod rather than a 60". Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind-chill effect. So the closer the fan is to you the more breeze you will feel and the stronger the wind-chill effect will be. The cool air from the AC vent will move towards the floor level regardless of where your ceiling fan is hanging. So feeling the breeze is most important.





250. #9278 Posted: 2/12/2012 2:14:06 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
We have 3 outdoor ceiling fans on our covered porch. When the wind is blowing harder than normal, the blades on the ceiling fans break. We have replaced the blades and the same thing has happened again. What can we do to prevent this from happening? The porch is longer than it is wide and has the affect of a breezeway when the wind is blowing. We would appreciate any suggestions. Please use email or leave message.

ANSWER:
Having blades break off an outdoor ceiling fan in windy conditions is quite common with some models (particularly those sold at home centers) because they use poorly designed blades and thin pot-metal blade holders. There are higher quality ceiling fans that are better designed to handle wind. They either have very heavy duty blades and blade holders, or no blade holders at all (unibody fans). Please read the information I have published on our oudoor ceiling fans page regarding "High Wind Locations". You will find it about half way down the page. There you will find a more detailed answer to your question as well as some links to fans that I would highly recommend for you.

Ceiling Fans for High Wind Conditions

Also, can you please email me some pictures of your fans? Hopefully I can see one with broken blades. I'd love to publish it on our website to help better answer this question to other visitors. I'd really appreciate it.





251. #9277 Posted: 2/5/2012 2:55:57 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
." Control transmitter NOT recommended for use with more than one ceiling fan.. " How do you control this fan if you have two fans installed on a vaulted ceiling?

ANSWER:
Each of the Casablanca Vita ceiling fans will come with their own remote control that should be programmed to match up with its own fan when installed. So you simply use one control for each fan. We never recommend trying to use 1 remote transmitter to control 2 fans because if for some reason one picks up the signal and the other does not, then your fans will be out of sync (1 on and 1 off), and it is difficult to get them back in sync. The potential for this problem is even worse in larger rooms where one fan may be out of range of the transmitter while the other is not depending on where you are standing in the room. For this reason, you will find that virtually all ceiling fan manufacturers recommend using a single remote control for each fan. Hardwired wall controls are the only 100% reliable method of controlling multiple fans at the same time, but it is costly to run the wires in such a manner if they do not already exist, which is why many of the higher end fans nowadays come with remote controls. So, just use the 2 controls that you get with the fans.





252. #9276 Posted: 1/28/2012 12:03:56 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
do you sell this fan with the blades

ANSWER:
Yes we do. I had to make some corrections to the fan since it has been discontinued, there is a limited supply of compatible items that are still available. The light fixture that was previously shown with the fan is no longer available, so I changed the picture to show the fan without lights. The blades are now showing as a viable option. There is a very limited supply of these fans still in stock at Fanimation.





253. #9275 Posted: 1/28/2012 11:31:53 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
The description forMontecarlo DC52 (DC Motor) Ceiling Fan Model 5DCR52RB states "Comes with 7 Speed hand held remote control system with reverse. Included with DC52 fans" but in specifications it says 3 speed, So, is the fan 3 or 7 speed?

ANSWER:
The Montecarlo DC52 ceiling fans do in fact come with a 7 speed remote control. The reference to 3 speeds was a mistake on our website and has been corrected. Thanks for pointing this out.





254. #9274 Posted: 1/28/2012 11:26:35 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
We have a Temco "B" Vent Gas Fireplace Model GFD701 which we would like to replace with Peterson gas logs and burner. Our local gas log rep says the B Vent restricts the use of the Petersons logs. He said the B Vent was usually 4" or 6" diameter. However, ours measures 8", and goes directly through the roof. Are we stuck with this Temco model? It works, but we would prefer the burners which allow for a bed of glowing embers.

ANSWER:
You cannot install aftermarket gas logs in a b-vent gas fireplace. Gas logs like those you see on our site can only be installed in a wood burning fireplace that has a gas line piped to it. Not only would your fireplace not be capable of exhausting the fumes, it cannot handle the additional heat and could potentially cause a fire in your home. Gas fireplaces come with their own proprietary burner and log setup and they cannot be changed unless the manufacturer of the fireplace makes different options for your model (which is rare).





255. #9273 Posted: 1/28/2012 11:10:52 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have a vermont castings fireplace insert model 0044 from 1984. I am having lots of issues with the bushings and would like to get replacement bushings or new fans. V.C. does not have parts anymore for fans or bushings.I have the part numbers for the fans, 160-4107 and 160-4114 but I cannot equate these fans to anything I see on line. Can you help me figure out what fan I should purchase to replace my fans for this 1984 insert. The insert works perfect and would be a shame to send $ for a new o

ANSWER:
Unfortunately we cannot help you with your Vermont Castings insert. We sell ceiling fans, not replacement fans for fireplace inserts.





256. #9272 Posted: 1/28/2012 11:04:54 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
we have direct vent gas fireplace, has on-off switch - will fireplace work when the power is out?

ANSWER:
We do not sell or support direct vent fireplaces. I would suggest that you Google the make and model of your fireplace to see if you can come up with an owners manual so you can learn how it operates. If you use the advanced search feature for Google you can select to search only for .pdf files, which will make it much easier to refine your search.





257. #9271 Posted: 1/28/2012 11:01:22 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
How much light does this fixture deliver (compare to a XXX Watt bulb)? I want to mount it in a hutch that sits on a desk.

ANSWER:
The Maxim 53035FTSN light fixture you are referring to has been discontinued and no longer available. We do not have any further details about it other than what is posted on our website.





258. #9270 Posted: 1/28/2012 10:51:49 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
i have a eastview ceiling fan model l 1062 can i oil the motor if so where and what causes the humming noise

ANSWER:
The only ceiling fans made that are designed to be oiled are the Hunter Original cast iron ceiling fans. All other fans have sealed bearings and are not designed to be oiled. The Eastview ceiling fan you own is a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan, which is sold by Lowes. Harbor Breeze is their own house brand and we do not recommend them or offer support for them. Fans like yours that are sold at home centers are generally very inexpensive low quality models that are mass produced in China and imported directly by the mass merchant. These types of ceiling fans tend to make noise and there is usually nothing you can do to get rid of it short of replacing the fan with a better quality brand like those you see on our website.

Use this link on our site to learn more about ceiling fan quality and Find Out Who Makes the Best Ceiling Fans.





259. #9269 Posted: 1/12/2012 4:02:30 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
We are looking for a clear globe about 10 inchs accross with a center hole for a pull chain and a secound hole about 1 " off center for a second pull chain. The first pull c hain is for the light and the second pull chain is for the fan.

ANSWER:
Unfortunately we cannot find replacement globes based on dimensions or descriptions since they are rarely interchangeable between brands due to the way they are attached. If you email me some pictures of your fan and the broken glass I may recognize it. You can also look on the top of the fan motor for a label that has the brand and model number. Email me that along with your pictures and I'll see if I can be more help. Email this info to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com

It may also be easier to simply replace the entire light fixture if it is the kind that attaches separately to the bottom of the fan. I will know once I see your pictures.





260. #9268 Posted: 1/12/2012 3:58:42 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I am trying to find two white 9.25 neck ceiling fan replacement globes. Do you carry any that size? Thanks, Stephanie

ANSWER:
Most replacement globes for ceiling fans are not interchangeable between brands and fan models. The dimensions of replacement shades are rarely supplied by the manufacturer. Even when the opening is the same between 2 fixtures, the shape of the rim differs, so not only do you need to know the size, you also need to know the exact shape and method that the glass attaches. Since that is not practical information to relay between suppliers and consumers, it is simply not available.

Bottom line is, you need to know the brand and model number of the glass shade you are trying to replace. Or, if the fan came with a built-in light fixture, you need the brand and model number of the fan. If the fan came from a home center like Lowe's or Home Depot, they do not generally import replacement parts for their fans when they bring them over in bulk from China, so you may never find what you need.

Can you email me some pictures of your fan or the broken glass? Maybe I will recognize it. You can also look on the top of the fan motor for a label that has the brand and model number. Email me that along with your pictures and I'll see if I can be more help. Email pictures and info to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





261. #9267 Posted: 1/12/2012 2:40:29 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Why do gas logs smoke up a room?

ANSWER:
Gas logs should NOT smoke up a room, so if that is what is happening with your gas log set, then something is definitely wrong. If you are burning the logs with your damper closed, that would explain it. But I assume that you are not doing that. It is possible that something is blocking your chimney, so you may need to have a chimney sweep come take a look. Some fireplaces are poorly designed and simply do not create enough draft, so both gas logs and real wood will smoke up the house. If your house is tightly sealed, your fireplace may not be able to create a draft, in which case you will need to open a window. It could be the gas log set you own is poorly made or installed incorrectly.

If you email me some pictures of your fireplace and gas logs, I may be able to give you more direct input. Email your pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





262. #9266 Posted: 1/8/2012 10:09:18 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
My fireplace does not have a damper but I want vented logs in it . What will I need to do in order to have vented gas logs in it?

ANSWER:
You do not have to have a damper to use vented gas logs since they are supposed to be burned with the damper open anyways. But, you must have a chimney. So, when you say you do not have a damper, do you actually have a chimney that vents the fireplace to above the roof line, or is it sealed off at the top inside your fireplace where the damper should be? If you email me some pictures of your fireplace so I can see what is inside...including how it looks at the top inside the opening, I may be able to offer you more information. Email pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





263. #9265 Posted: 1/8/2012 10:02:16 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
RE Minka Aire F842-SDBK Ceiling Fan, The top of the fan will be visiable from our second floor balcony. Is the top of the fan closed or open? Can you provide a picture looking down on the fan? Thank you John

ANSWER:
Although we do not have any pictures of the Minka Aire Vintagecraft ceiling fan taken from a vantage point above the fan, I can assure you that the fan is not open on top, so it will look just fine from your second floor balcony.






Minka Aire
F517
264. #9264 Posted: 1/8/2012 9:43:20 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Is there a shorter downrod for the Concept I? I like it better than the Concept II but have ceilings that are only 7 foot 11.

ANSWER:
The Minka Aire Concept I ceiling fan does not have a shorter downrod option. It comes with both 3 1/2" and 6" downrods in the box. The measurement from ceiling to blades is 13" with the 3 1/2" downrod, which will put the fan 2" lower than building code requirements. For ceilings lower than 8 feet, you certainly should be looking at flushmounted ceiling fans. I would highly recommend The Minka Aire Concept II.





265. #9263 Posted: 1/7/2012 11:13:21 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
We want to be able to leave ventless gas logs on low setting all night to supplement our heat pump when it is going to be very cold (in teens to single digits) overnight, are these made to withstand this type of use?

ANSWER:
Ventless gas logs are not supposed to be burned for more than 6 continuous hours per day or more than a total of 40 hours per week. The owners manual on every ventless gas log will state this quite clearly. This is a national building code standard for your safety. The reason is that they produce a lot of water vapor, which can certainly lead to the production of mold and mildew if they are over-used. They also deplete the oxygen in the air and replace it with carbon dioxide, which is not healthy. They should NEVER be operated when you are sleeping or not in the room for extended periods of time.






R. H. Peterson
CHFR
266. #9262 Posted: 1/4/2012 10:32:34 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have a G10-30-15P unit. Can I have the 15P control replaced by the 01VP control? If so, what is the cost?

ANSWER:
You cannot just replace the control and value, you must replace the entire burner system. This is part of the safety regulations for ventless products. There is no allowance for field conversions of ventless gas logs.





267. #9261 Posted: 12/31/2011 12:41:59 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have gas logs in my original fireplace. I want to increase the heat output and want a remote control. What are my options? Thanks, Elizabeth

ANSWER:
Very little can be done to increase the heat output of an existing gas log, so you are most likely going to have to replace it with one designed for heat. Since you apparently are not getting much heat from your gas logs right now I assume you have a vented gas log set that must be burned with the damper open, so the heat goes up the chimney. If you really want heat, you need to replace the entire burner and log setup with a new Ventless gas log that can be burned with the damper closed. Ventless gas logs are not for everybody because they produce an odor that some people just do not like. My suggestion would be to read this article: Vented -vs- Ventless Gas Logs. I would also suggest that you email me some pictures of your fireplace and gas logs so I can see what you have as well as what could potentially be installed. Email pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com and include your fireplace measurements (front width, front height, depth, rear width).





268. #9260 Posted: 12/31/2011 12:35:35 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Hello, I need 30" fireplace logs but want some with a great flame. I have logs but flame is very small,what set do you recommend that looks like a blazing fire?

ANSWER:
Without knowing how much flame you are getting right now it is difficult to compare to what you might expect to get from the best logs on the market today. Can you possibly take some pictures of your gas logs both on and off so I can see what we are up against?

I will say that often times people buy logs that are simply too large for the fireplace. The larger the log set, the lower the flame is...which is just the nature of the beast. The reason being that there are building code restrictions on the amount of gas a burner can use, so the wider the burner is, the less height the flame can be. You might find that switching to a 24" gas log will produce the flame you desire without compromising the appearance in your fireplace. There are some 24" sets that are rather massive and may look better proportioned in your fireplace than the 30" set you have.

So if you can email me some pictures, I will be able to give you more pertinent advice. I would also like the following measurements of your fireplace:

Front Opening Width:
Front Opening Height:
Back Width:
Depth front to back:

Email pictures and info to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com






R. H. Peterson
CHD
269. #9259 Posted: 12/31/2011 10:08:31 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Hi, We moved to a house in the ATL area w/Marco model 7928626 (solid wood fuel only). Dimensions are 30" Front X 15" Depth X 25" Rear width. Gas logs were already installed. We get major soot when lighting so we called out a local sweep. The sweep cleaned/inspected the chimney and quoted new charred oak logs for $821 (not sure if incl burner). Reading your site it looks like our soot problem may be related to having a gas starter which he never mentioned. What kind of setup can we get?

ANSWER:
Can you email me some pictures of your fireplace? Show me the entire fireplace as well as some shots of what you have inside. I'm sure I will be able to give you a second opinion as well as save you some money on the log set. Email pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





270. #9258 Posted: 12/31/2011 10:03:17 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
PLease confirm that the following light kits K134A-11 (Qty. 2) and K164A-11 (Qty. 2) in Snow White will fit my fan. My fan is a Panama II Series #6611F with XTR Motor and 4 Speed Pull Chain. I recognize you are gone for the holidays but hope you will extend the free shipping and no tax offer. I submitted a message about the shipping yesterday hoping to catch you before you left.

ANSWER:
Yes, these fixtures will fit your Casablanca Panama.





271. #9257 Posted: 12/31/2011 9:59:53 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
My Peterson gas logs are about 4 yrs old. The remote worked fine for two years but now does not. What could the problem be? Could it be the battery and can that be replaced?

ANSWER:
It is most likely the batteries. There is a battery in both the transmitter and the receiver. You should be able to find the battery easily. Replace both batteries, and if it does not solve your problem then email me directly and I'll help you get in touch with someone who can troubleshoot your burner.





272. #9256 Posted: 12/31/2011 9:57:29 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Can this fixture also be used with existing incandescent bulbs. The light fixture on an existing fan - one of a pair in a large room - has a bad connector and I wanted to replace it with one that looks the same so both fans look the same. The existing fixture is the K134A and is used with a dimmer from Casablanca on a Panama Inteli-Touch.

ANSWER:
Yes, the Casablanca K134A-2 fixture has standard medium based sockets that will accommodate standard incandescent bulbs up to 60watts/socket. So you can replace the CFL bulbs that come with the fixture with incandescent bulbs.





273. #9255 Posted: 12/31/2011 9:54:44 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
One of the fan blade arms broke on my cieling fan. I cannot find an exact style match which is a tulip shaped arm. I have found other blade arms. Would I need to replace all the blade arms since the style is different than the original ? I am referring to the style & shape that screws to the blade not to the motor mount.

ANSWER:
All the blade holders need to be the same, otherwise the weight difference will cause the fan to wobble...and in some cases, quite violently depending on the actual difference. If the fan came from a home center or department store, often times you cannot find replacements because they do not usually import them when they bring in the shipments directly from China. Broken blade holders is the most common demise of a ceiling fan bought from a mass merchant.

We can usually replace these parts for fans we sell since they are made and imported by reputable manufacturers that also import replacement parts. Plus, we have a 5 year FREE Replacement parts policy where we replace parts like this FREE of charge within the first 5 years of your purchase. So keep us in mind if you decide to replace the fan.





274. #9254 Posted: 12/31/2011 9:29:27 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have a gas fireplace with on pilot valve is this legle in California or should I install a pilot failsafe valve?

ANSWER:
Can you please restate your question...it does not make sense to me. Also, can you email me a picture of your fireplace and gas logs? That might help explain what you are trying to ask. Email pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





275. #9253 Posted: 12/31/2011 9:26:59 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I am trying to understand why my order doesnt qualify for free shipping. I am trying to order 2 Casablanca Lights Kits (Part # K134A-11) AND 2 Casablanca Light Kits (Part # K164A-11) for a total of 4 light kits. Is there anyway to ship this UPS Ground under the free shipping promotion? Any assitance would be greatly appreciated

ANSWER:
Free shipping does not apply to every item on our website and we simply cannot afford to provide it for the items you have selected. They must ship in 4 separate boxes, and our cost for shipping would be very close to, or even more than our actual cost for the items, which makes it obvious why we cannot offer free shipping on them. We could raise the price to cover the shipping, but that is not how we operate.

Please read the info on this page which explains: What Qualifies for Free Shipping.





276. #9252 Posted: 12/31/2011 9:20:24 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Thanks to this web page I have discovered that my daughter's gas burning vented fireplace is actually a former woodburning fireplace with a cast iron log starter. We are going to return to the proper woodburning use of the fireplace, utilizing use of the log starter. The gas line for the log starter enters the fireplace burning chamber through the clean out hole in the bottom of the fireplace. Can steel or copper gas line handle wood fire heat?

ANSWER:
I would recommend steel pipe over copper for this application since it is the standard used for plumbing gas to a fireplace and can handle more heat. However, you need to check with your local building department to see if they allow running the gas line up through the clean out door because is often not permitted.





277. #9251 Posted: 12/31/2011 9:16:28 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
We have a Casablanca Airflow Builder's Choice Gallery Edition installed in 2009. We've recently remove 2 floors worth of chimney which shook the house quite a bit. When the light on the fan is turned on from the wall switch ( not near or associated with chimney chute) the light bulbs blink and will not steadily light. The bulbs were switched out and the problem still occurs. I appreciate any suggestions you may offer. Thanks for your time.

ANSWER:
2 things to check:

1) Check all electrical wiring connections between the fan and the ceiling and where the light fixture connects to the fan.
2) Make sure you have light bulbs that are NOT a higher wattage than the fixture is rated for. The US Gov. has placed restrictions on the maximum wattage for ceiling fan lights and requires certain types of light fixtures to have "Limiters" or "Fuses" that are triggered when the wattage exceeds 190 watts.





278. #9250 Posted: 12/31/2011 9:12:53 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
HamptonBay Set f c remote.replaced the batteries and now it says it needs programming. No user instructions avail. Any ideas please?

ANSWER:
Hampton Bay is a Home Depot house brand, so they are not sold anywhere else. You are going to need to contact Home Depot to see if they are willing to help you with their own product. We provide service and support for our own customers or for those who are considering purchasing one of our fans and have related questions.





279. #9249 Posted: 12/31/2011 9:07:09 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Are these logs good for a handicapped person? I am looking for a set of logs with a remote control that will work everything not just the flame. It will turn the pilot on and off and re-light it as well if the pilot is out. Main question is if the system is off completely, can you turn them on and off with a remote? Thanks.

ANSWER:
The only type of system that will turn the pilot on and off is one that has "Electronic Ignition". The electronic ignition systems come with a remote control that turns the logs on and off, but cannot adjust the flame height. When the unit is off, the pilot is off. When you turn it on, the pilot comes on and then lights the logs. Electronic ignition is available for almost all of our log sets and you will see it as an option in the dropdown menu for each gas log product detail page. Here is a link that shows only Gas Logs with Electronic Ignition.

My suggestion would be to call and talk to one of our gas log experts who will be happy to help you choose the best log set for your fireplace while you are on the phone looking at our site.





280. #9248 Posted: 12/31/2011 8:58:22 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
How long can I expect my vented logs to burn ( charred majestic oak-36") on 25 gall of propane?

ANSWER:
A standard G4 or G45 burner uses 120000 BTU/hour on the highest setting which will use the following:

5.45 Pounds/hr
1.31 Gallons/hr
So a 25 gallon tank would last: 25 gallons divided by 1.31 gallons/hr = 19.08 hrs

The actual amount of time your tank will last can be much longer if you do not burn the logs on the fullest flame. Keep in mind that it is recommended that you do not let the propane level fall below 75% in your tank, otherwise the logs can start to burn dirty. Here is a link to a page on our website where you can actually Calculate the Amount of Gas a Gas Log Uses based on the BTUs of the burner.





281. #9247 Posted: 12/31/2011 8:44:14 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
We have; firebox Majestic MR42 with flue. No blower, no heat circulation. Box front W 42" Back 23" Depth 20" all ID measurements. Logs are gas Real-Fyre, Golden Oak. Burner is Real Fyre G6-24. Gas inlet enters on right front side. I want to close the flue off; Buy a ventless burner, I think G46 Advantage with Adjustable flame remote, I think APK15. Is this workable? What is the cost? I assume this would provide copious amounts of heat.

ANSWER:
If you wish to burn gas los with the damper closed, you just purchase "Vent-Free" (ventless) gas logs. Otherwise you can asphixiate yourself. The G46 burner is a "Vented" burner system, so you cannot burn it with the damper closed. You cannot use your existing Golden Oak logs with a new ventless burner either. Every ventless burner system has its own logs that are designed specifically for it because how the flames go around the logs is an important factor in making a ventless log set burn cleanly. Please use this link to explore our Vent-Free Gas Logs and then give us a call so we can help you choose the best log set for your needs.

FYI: The actual front width measurment for a Majestic MR42 would not be 42". You need to make the measurment between the side walls of the fireplace at the widest useable area, not the width of the opening between the black metal facing. You will most likely find it to measure approximately 34" to 36" rather than 42". This is critical in order to get the correct size logs so they are safe and do not overheat themselves and burn out. Use this link to read How to measure for gas logs where you will find an illustration showing what I am describing for prefabricated fireplaces.







HS
282. #9246 Posted: 12/27/2011 4:20:44 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
what is the height of your HSG46-24-17 log system

ANSWER:
There is no specific height for the Peterson Ripped Split Oak gas logs. Since the logs are individual pieces, the height is determined by how you stack them. I could be anywhere from 12" to 18" from the bottom to the top-most edge of the highest log. Is there some sort of height constraint with your fireplace? Email me some pictures along with your fireplace dimensions and I will be happy to help you further. I will need the Front opening width and height as well as the back width and overall depth.





283. #9245 Posted: 12/23/2011 1:50:03 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have a wood burning fireplace sgas pipe coming up in the middle of the fireplace for a wood log starter. I want to convert it to gas logs, but with the gas pipe coming up in the middle of the fireplace what is the best way to hook up a gas log system without moving the gas pipe? Most of the gas logs seem to come with a pan the lays flat in the bottom of the fireplace for the gas burners with a gas hookup on the side of the pan. I can do this because of the pipe coming up the middle.

ANSWER:
Over 15 years ago, before I started developing this website, I was a gas log installer and ran into this on many occasions...and came up with these solutions:

In most cases, the burner pan can simply be positioned directly in front of the gas pipe, which is the typical normal position anyway (with the backside of the burner just about in the middle of the fireplace). If the gas line is slightly forward from center or the fireplace is not deep enough to allow the burner to sit in front of the gas line, you can usually overcome the issue by building up the floor of the fireplace with some bricks (I always kept a few in my truck). Simply place the bricks loosely around the gas pipe with enough of them to allow the burner and grate to sit on top of them. Connect the burner to the gas line with the brass elbow (supplied with the log set) pointing towards the side of the fireplace. In cases where the pipe is projecting too high for this to work effectively, you may need to cut it down and rethread it. Once the burner and grate are in place on top of the bricks, you can cover them up with sand and then put a layer of black lava granules over the sand to make it look sharp.

If you email me some pictures and include the front width, back width and depth of the fireplace as well as the distance from the back of the fireplace to the front of the gas pipe, I will be able to help you out even more. Email pictures and info to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





284. #9244 Posted: 12/22/2011 3:36:37 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have a Peterson model MVFT24NL that did not have installation instructions. Can I get these on line or could I have some emailed to me? Thanks

ANSWER:
MVFT24NL is not the model number of a Peterson gas log. It is a model number from a gas log sold at Home Depot (which we do not recommend or support). Can you email me some pictures of the logs and burner system so I can verify if they are in fact Peterson logs?

Also, what is it you need to know about the installation. I am guessing you did not purchase the log set new and you are trying to install them...am I correct? If you can give me more details, I may be of more help. Email pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





285. #9243 Posted: 12/22/2011 3:29:10 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Can I burn wood on my gas fireplace? I do not have any logs in there just the log lighter with air mixture. Please advise.

ANSWER:
If you have a gas fireplace, you cannot burn wood in it. But, from the brief description you gave of your fireplace, it sounds like you have a wood burning fireplace with a log lighter in it, not a gas fireplace. Log lighters are used to start a real wood fire using the gas. However, I cannot be certain that this is what you have. Can you email me some pictures so I can make the determination?

mail pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com
Read more about log lighters here!

FYI: Even if we determine that you have a wood burning fireplace, you should have a chimney sweep come out and inspect it before you burn anything in it. Use this link to Locate a Chimney Sweep In Your Area.





286. #9242 Posted: 12/22/2011 3:09:46 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have a 4" round metal flu chimney. I assume a gas log cannot be used.

ANSWER:
You are correct, you cannot install a gas log into a gas fireplace that has a 4" vent. You need a real wood burning fireplace in order to use a gas log. What you have is a gas fireplace, which comes with its own proprietary burner and logs. These cannot be changed out or modified in any way without creating a safety hazard.





287. #9241 Posted: 12/22/2011 3:05:10 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have been told that there is a good amount of creosote buildup in my chimney. Could I get a Natural gas log set and directly vent it through the back of the house?

ANSWER:
No, you cannot vent a gas log set directly out the back of your house if you want to install it into your existing fireplace. However, you may be able to use a Vent Free Gas Log and operate it with your damper closed (assuming you have a damper). My suggestion is to have your chimney cleaned so the creosote is no longer an issue. If you email me some pictures of your fireplace, I may be able to offer more insight. Email pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





288. #9240 Posted: 12/22/2011 3:01:37 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I recently purchased a CHRROG46-30-01P. I installed the burner and grate without the logs granules or embers. In testing the operation the igniter works well and after about 5-10 sec the pilot comes on the gas valve opens BUT the burner does not light imediatly it takes about 20 sec. The gas is lying low a foot in front of the unit and goes off with an eciting "woosh" and then looks great. Is this common for a naked burner. Will it work OK when I load the logs and granuals. If not what is prob.

ANSWER:
I am not surprised that you have experienced this issue without having added the sand and embers. The sand acts as a filter that slows down the movement of the gas and gives it the proper air to fuel mixture necessary to operate the gas log. Without the sand in place, the gas is probably being dispersed too quickly as well as being diluted by air. It will not ignite until there is enough concentration of gas around the igniter. Please add the sand and embers as per the installation manual and then try it again. If the problem persists, let me know.





289. #9239 Posted: 12/22/2011 2:53:40 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
From what I read above, I dont think I can install ventless gas logs in our home - but want to ask to be sure. We have a 1931 built home with a gas stove in the fireplace.....it looks like gas logs but it really a natural gas stove. It does not put out much heat and the logs are not very realistic. The rest of the fireplace looks like masonary brick and there is a chimney that goes all the way through the attic - but the fireplace is definately not ment for wood - it is very shallow. thx

ANSWER:
You cannot install gas logs into a wood or gas stove. Gas stoves come with their own proprietary burner systems, which you cannot modify. You cannot install gas logs into a wood burning stove in almost any case. It is possible that what you have is a gas insert which has been installed into a wood burning fireplace. If that is the case, you may be able to remove the insert and install a gas log. Email me some pictures of your fireplace including one of the actual chimney termination outside and I may be able to offer more input. Email pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





290. #9238 Posted: 12/22/2011 2:47:14 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have I belive a ventless odessa gas log and a fit remote- the remote will not work- control temp- flame height - cannot find my manual

ANSWER:
Odessa (Desa) is not a brand that we sell, recommend or provide support for. Please contact the manufacturer or the place where you purchased your log set for help with their products.





291. #9237 Posted: 12/22/2011 2:44:39 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
can I order just the glowing embers? If so what is the total price and how do I order them? Thank You

ANSWER:
There are 2 types of glowing embers. Here are the links to them:

R.H. Peterson EM-1S Super Embers (the best)
R. H. Peterson EM-1 Ember Glow





292. #9236 Posted: 12/22/2011 2:37:46 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
We have a gas log fireplace along on the north wall of our home. There is no chimney but a large round vent to the outside. It would ignite but go out after a short time or when there would be a large gust of wind. After several maintenance calls from a local "fireplace company" to check everything, they convinced me to replace the entire valve system. So, after a thousand dollars of work, it still does not stay lit and the company cannot fix it. I do not know the brand. Can you help?

ANSWER:
What you own is called a direct vent fireplace, which is not something that we sell, so I do not have the time to allocate to helping you trouble shoot the problem. I suggest you find the brand name and model of the fireplace and then contact the manufacturer to go over your situation. The info you need will be on a label somewhere inside the fireplace, usually on the floor of the firebox underneath the burner system. You can usually access this area by removing or folding down the bottom grill.





293. #9235 Posted: 12/22/2011 2:31:26 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Can ventless logs be installed where vented logs are currently installed for more heat ?

ANSWER:
Ventless logs have limitations on the type of fireplaces they can be installed in. If it is a masonry fireplace, the answer is most likely yes. If it is a prefabricated fireplace, you must refer to the owners manual or consult with the fireplace manufacturer to determine of ventless logs are approved for the model of fireplace you own.

There are also limitations based on building codes in your city. For example, ventless logs are not allowed in the entire state of California and in portions of Texas.

Can you email me some pictures of your fireplace? If so, I may be able to give you more direct answers. Also, let me know the city and state in which you live. Email to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





294. #9234 Posted: 12/22/2011 1:01:05 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
my fireplace (wood burning masonry) I want to convert to real fyre glass burner but fireplace is built into the chimney.How can natural gas line be installed?

ANSWER:
If you do not have a gas line currently installed into your fireplace, you need to contact a plumber to run the line. This can be an easy or difficult job depending on how far the gas line needs to be run and the accessibility of the fireplace. Be sure you find a plumber who is familiar with running a gas line to a masonry fireplace, otherwise you may end up spending more than necessary. I cannot give you any idea what a normal cost would be since every job is different. I suggest you get several quotes.





295. #9233 Posted: 12/22/2011 12:51:39 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have a Concord Y-218A fan trying to figure how to get top light assembly to work.

ANSWER:
We do not recommend or sell Concord ceiling fans nor do we offer support for them. I suggest you contact the manufacturer by using this link: Concord Ceiling Fans





296. #9232 Posted: 12/16/2011 8:48:30 AM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
Do you offer free shipping on selected items due to the holidays or do you offer free shipping year around?

ANSWER:
We offer FREE shipping year around. However, the selected items we offer free shipping for will vary depending on the season. Right now during the holidays, we offer FREE shipping on the most items.






Emerson
CF788-60
297. #9231 Posted: 12/15/2011 5:15:06 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I could not find a switch? on this fan to reverse directions.How do I accomplish that? Thanks for your time!

ANSWER:
There is a reverse button on the remote control, not on the fan. Look for the button that has 2 arrows pointing in opposite directions.





298. #9230 Posted: 12/15/2011 5:04:49 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I have a Valor 739 gas insert with radiant het. I would like to take the logs out and put in the fire glass. Can this be done and if so what would the cost be for the conversion?

ANSWER:
The type of fireplace insert that you own is a complete gas fireplace unit. This type of insert comes with its own proprietary burner system and logs and you cannot modify it or change it out for any other log set or gas burning system other than options supplied by the manufacturer. Valor does not offer any method of burning glass in this insert. The glass fires that we sell are made to be installed in wood burning fireplaces that have gas piped to them. They cannot be used in a gas fireplace insert. If you wish to have one of our beautiful glass fires, you will need to remove the Valor insert from your fireplace and then install the glass and gas burner systems that we carry.

Can you email me some pictures of your fireplace? I may be able to offer a little more insight once I see the actual application. Email your pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com






Minka Aire
F823
299. #9229 Posted: 12/15/2011 4:46:40 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
My room is 25long and I would like to use 2 Minka Aire Wing fans. Just reading that this fan is not recommended for use with 2 fans. Why?

ANSWER:
It is the control that is not recommended for use with more than a single fan. This holds true with virtually all remote controlled ceiling fans. The reason manufacturers (and us) do not recommend using a single remote to operate multiple fans is that there is almost always a syncing problem. The remotes are capable of transmitting their commands anywhere from 10 to 40 feet. The operating distance is very inconsistent because it is affected dramatically by the level of the batteries.

So at times it might work fine, but you will eventually come upon a day where one fan responds to the push of a button, but the other does not and you now have 2 fans that are out of sync...one off-the other on, one on high speed and the other on low or any other number of disperate modes. Getting them synced again requires you to walk around the room attempting to find a location where one fan responds to the control and the other does not so that you can get the modes to match up. So, we do not recommend using any single remote control or RF wall control to operate more than one fan in any case. Other websites or retailers will tell you differently...because it is entirely plausible to set both fans to the same frequency and make it work for a time. But as you may have gathered from the scenario I described, it will inevitably be the cause of much frustration.

Each of the Wing ceiling fans comes with its own remote control...so just use them independently and you will be much more satisfied.






R. H. Peterson
EM-1S
300. #9228 Posted: 12/15/2011 2:42:56 PM | View page where question was posted

QUESTION:
I currently have no embers in my fireplace. My wife is complaining because the flame is "too" blue and not enough yellow. Will the embers improve this look? If not do you have any suggestions as to how I get a yellow flame?

ANSWER:
Without knowing what type of gas burning fireplace you have, I cannot answer your question. For example, if it is a vent free gas log, you CANNOT safely add any embers to the burner unless the burner was designed for their use. It could cause the burner to create carbon monoxide (lethal odorless gas). If you can email me some pictures of your fireplace and the gas logs I may be able to give you a more direct answer or offer other suggestions. Email pictures to: gregt@hansenwholesale.com





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