The Ceiling Fan Must Go!

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  1. Colton

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    Hi, guys ...

    Anyone have any suggestions on what I should replace a ceiling fan with in a dedicated HT? The ceiling fan is in the direct path between the projector and screen, so it needs to be pulled down. Would love to hear suggestions on what I could replace it with. A flush dome light?

    - Colton
     
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    ?? Those don’t cool you off very well...
     
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    I just replaced mine with a dome style light from Home Depot. You shouldn't need to go with a flush mount light unless it is right at the projector.

    I added an Smart Home dimmer switch and it helps ad to the mood of the theater.
     
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    why do you have to replace it with anything? I took out a ceiling fan that was inbetween my projector and screen, and used the octogon box as a JB for a couple of recessed lights I put in on either side of where the fan was. Are you asking because the room/ceiling is finished and you don't want a big gaping hole in it? I believe you can get decorative blanking plates that would look alright. If you don't need anything there, just disconnect the wires, stick a couple of marrettes on the ends, and seal it up. (well, not sealed up I guess, you still need access to it if there are other connections in there, code rule, in Manitoba anyway)
     
  5. Colton

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    Well, I don't want to have to take it down, but this one has four glass lamps that hang from the base.

    Kinda like these:

    http://images.overstock.com/f/102/31...ts/L916256.jpg

    Maybe I could substitute it with a flush ceiling fan that has a light dome base. I'm just afraid that a ceiling fan with disrupt the projection. Anyone have experience with this?

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    My ht is about 95% complete and in our room we have 2ea 52" flush mt fans, picked them up @ Lowes, don't need lights, have 4 recessed cans, don't see any problems with p/j viewing in my test run, made sure the fans themselves would not reflect (flat black) as We need the fans, it gets very hot/humid down here.
     
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    On most fans you can remove the "light kit" and install a blank plate where the lights attached. This might give you enough room... Check it out.
     

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