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The standard height for ceiling fans is about 8 feet from the bottom of a fan to the floor. On an 8 foot ceiling, a fan should be mounted at about 7 feet. Refer to the installation instructions to determine the recommended height of a particular fan.
A downrod is used to connect the mounting bracket to the fan. The length of the downrod along with the ceiling height determines the height of the fan. A ceiling higher than 10 feet may require a longer downrod than the one included with the fan and is sold separately.
A ceiling fan weighing 35 lb or less can replace a light fixture using the same outlet box as long as the outlet box is listed for the sole support of a ceiling fan. A ceiling fan weighing 35 lb -
Access above ceiling -
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For more detailed information on installing a ceiling fan refer to the instructions that came with the fan or see How to Install a Ceiling Fan by wikiHow.