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Old 07-24-2021, 04:19 PM   #1
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Question Ceiling Fan blade

Our ceiling fan blade just broke on our latest rip. Any suggestions to keep it from happening again? I noticed the chain would wrap around our fan in travel and I think thatís the culprit.
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Old 07-24-2021, 04:44 PM   #2
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Happens to ours all of the time, especially on the rough roads. You can cut the chain to a shorter length or remember to unwrap it before you turn the ceiling fan on.
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Old 07-24-2021, 07:27 PM   #3
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A piece of painters tape on the switch will remind you to check it before you turn it on and won’t leave any marks…
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Old 07-24-2021, 08:06 PM   #4
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I unclipped the extension part and stow in in the junk drawer. I can still easily reach the 2" stub of remaining chain if i need to adjust fan speed and the short stub does not get tangled into the fan.
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Some of those ornamental weights for the chain works good. My wife added some really Big birds onto ours. No pics as I'm camping & I don't have a clue how to add pics from my iPad or phone, just my desktop at home.
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:00 PM   #6
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Some of those ornamental weights for the chain works good. My wife added some really Big birds onto ours. No pics as I'm camping & I don't have a clue how to add pics from my iPad or phone, just my desktop at home.
Just click on GO ADVANCED. Then manage attachments
At that point you can choose a file aka picture or take a picture…
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Old 07-27-2021, 02:51 PM   #7
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FYI. We priced some new outdoor blades for our patio fans and for just a few $ more can put up new fans. Those 2have been up since 1997 so probably better to replace.
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Old 03-29-2023, 08:00 PM   #8
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Had an arm fail on my ceiling fan.
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Maybe get a replacement set at a big box store. I would replace all of them to assure balance. Make sure any screws are not under the slide out.

They do loosen up from the bouncing. I have tightened mine often over 11-12 years but never had one fall off. Yet
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The cheap cast blade holders will break and not hold up to the bouncing of a RV going down bad roads. I replaced my original fan with a Hunter fan that has stamped steel blade holders, and is rated for outdoor use. Shorten the pull chain so it can't get flung into the fan when traveling.

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I had already made the chain shorter, found a 5 pack of arms on Amazon, but they are white....will just have to paint them black.

Such cheap stuff... Already have a few shades that will not stay down, I had to loosen the spring tension all the way to keep them down.
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They do loosen up from the bouncing. I have tightened mine often over 1112 years but never had one fall off. Yet
I lost 2 on my Eagle. One was easy to find, the other was a bear to find (had to find it because I didn't want it under the heavy slide that already gave me problems just for blinking). Found it in the register grate, pointing down.

First thing I did when I got the North Point home was to take each fan blade screw out and reapply with blue Loc-Tite, also shortened the pull-chain. So far, so good.
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I got tired of replacing fan blades. The slide kept taking them. So I bought a light that matched the other lights. Never used the fan anyway.
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We use our fan a lot to circulate the air in the high ceilings.
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