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Fanimation dRACO fp3220- Downrod question

Must I use the Draco 1/2 inch downrod, or will any 1/2 inch downrod work?

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As long as the other down rod fits and matches up there should be no problems.

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How to install Hampton bay fan #CF 004-52 on a slanted ceiling


I'm an electrician and can help you with your question.

Most (if not all ceiling fans) are designed to hang from most ceilings - flat or angled. This is done through the use of a molded plastic ball secured to the downrod of the fan assembly, that will allow the fan to "self-level" in the hanger

A special "hoop like" hanger is secured to the fan rated electrical box that allows the fan to hang straight down - providing that your ceiling isn't at a real freakish angle - all by itself. The only other thing to watch for is the blades. This is especially true if the new fan has larger blades or a shorter downrod than the old fan. Make sure that the fan blades will clear the ceiling (and enything else for that matter) when running. Otherwise, you will need to use a longer downrod to allow the fan to hang a little lower. Make sure it is not too low to prevent it from striking people walking below it.

Review the installation manual and check out the support "hoop" for the electrical box and the downrod with the plastic ball on the end (may require assembly of the ball to the downrod). You can install the support hoop and hang the downrod to make sure you understand how it works without assembling the rest of the fan.

If you have any problems, you should contact Home Depot (Hampton Bay is a Home Depot house brand) for support.

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I recently purchased THE DRACO CEILING FAN, Model number 3220. I noticed that this fan weighs 19.96 kgs (44 lbs). For information purposes, can you explain why is it that this fan is so heavy that it has...

Some fan models create a strong wind. These usually have somewhat shorter, more slanted blades.
In science we say there is a equal and opposite force to any force (Newton's third law as I remember). Therefore when creating a strong wind, much larger force (compared to other fans) is exerted on these blades. To avoid swaying of the fan due to this force, the fan is made heavier.
Although this type of fans are rare these days, it was common in good old days.
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Not a problem would like to know if there is a difference in downrods or all of them the same just different lengths and colours

Hi lynn h...
You can get downrods in all different lengths from small to quite HomeDepot,Loews,etc
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My fan is installed and it wobbles it is anchored properly from the box but the pole has a little play from the top not tightly secured The eletrician had to change the downrod was is on the fan at the...

Hi marilynh57....
Try removing the fan blades and putting them into different positions.
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Where can I purchase a 3/4" downrod coupler for a

From your friendly neighborhood electrician - any electric supply (a business supplying parts to
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The Hunter web site ( catalog shows available downrods in several
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I bought this fan and bought a 60 inch hunter downrod it dosent fit into the fan homedepot said they are all standard but no go should i grind it down

what about it doesn't fit? I'd say it should fit. Is it threaded? Is the fan threaded? Are the setscrews on the fan backed all the way out? Is the rod that goes through the top of the fan and the downrod out?

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