Ceiling fans.

Discussion in 'OT (OFF Topic) Forums' started by John, May 15, 2016.

  1. John

    John MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    11,156
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Location:
    Daan Saaf
    Car:
    I wish.
    Who, if any, are the premium manufacturers of ceiling fans?

    I bought a Fantasia one a year ago and it is OK but not great.

    The motor hums a bit and it clicks and clacks a lot.

    Maybe that is par for the course but I'm wondering if DC motors are quieter for the hum...

    The cheap one we bought from B&Q was pretty much on a par. :rolleyes:
     
  2. developer

    developer MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    8,163
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Car:
    S212 E63 S
  3. Benzmanc

    Benzmanc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,010
    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Location:
    Tameside
    Car:
    R231 SL 350 AMG Sport + Honda Blackbird
    We bought one of the remote controlled propellor ones from B&Q and it's whisper quiet - no complaints
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Piff

    Piff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,015
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Location:
    Suffolk
    Car:
    Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian, A207 E250CDi Cabriolet Sport, R171 SLK280
    1 person likes this.
  5. Benzmanc

    Benzmanc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,010
    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Location:
    Tameside
    Car:
    R231 SL 350 AMG Sport + Honda Blackbird
  6. Giantvanman

    Giantvanman Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,821
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    Location:
    Essex
    Car:
    FFRR 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography
    I am including this fan Buy Manhattan Satin Ceiling Fan - Nickel at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Ceiling and wall lights. as a warning. We bought two, noticed they were very well constructed which was no surprise because they were made by Westinghouse.
    On going back to buy three more the following year for our other house, we found manufacture had moved to China and instead of being whisper quiet, they were loud, humming monstrosities.

    Like all things, you only get what you pay for so we went for a Westinghouse- an earlier version of this- which they also do in 152cm form. Very quiet and moves a lot of air Westinghouse 132cm Techno 3 Blade Ceiling Fan with Remote | Wayfair UK
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2016
    1 person likes this.
  7. ash59fifty-uk

    ash59fifty-uk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,256
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Location:
    The shire
    Car:
    W204 C63, Ford Transit
    Might sound a stupid question I know, but how are they fixed to the ceiling? I take it with plasterboard it's a case of going above with a bolt?... If they can be fixed to plasterboard that is

    Never looked in to these, summer is absolute torture for me as I get too hot too easy. Pair that up with a fear of spiders, and you can imagine how hot the bedroom gets when I refuse to have the windows open. Can't win :eek:
     
  8. Happytalk73

    Happytalk73 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    5,389
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2015
    Location:
    Uk
    Car:
    Vito
    All Ceiling fans are noisy

    We have 2 slaves in our bedroom to slowly waft palm branches right through the night.

    Ant.
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. OP
    OP
    John

    John MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    11,156
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Location:
    Daan Saaf
    Car:
    I wish.
    You need to fix them to a joist which the plasterboard should be joined to. Otherwise you will end up wearing it.

    I got lucky in our bedroom - they'd screwed the light fitting to the ceiling into the joist above - so I could work out it's thickness and then screw the fan in to that.

    In another bedroom, they had screwed just in to the plasterboard - so I created an H framework - which I connected in place using 2 adjacent joists - leaving the middle of the H running across where the hole is so I can screw the fan in to that.

    My dad has the same issue as you. However spiders come in through many holes, not just open windows!
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. camerafodder

    camerafodder Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,529
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Location:
    South Lakes (UK) and Colorado
    Car:
    VW Touareg V6 Altitude, Toyota IQ2
    Last edited: May 16, 2016
    1 person likes this.
  11. bob6600

    bob6600 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    5,047
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Car:
    AUDI S8 V10, S210 E320 CDI (R.I.P.)
    1 person likes this.
  12. Piff

    Piff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,015
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Location:
    Suffolk
    Car:
    Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian, A207 E250CDi Cabriolet Sport, R171 SLK280
    Or one of these instead of a fan
     
  13. Happytalk73

    Happytalk73 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    5,389
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2015
    Location:
    Uk
    Car:
    Vito
    Awwww Piff. You let me down there. I was expecting something funny in the link.

    You're so practical. :rolleyes:

    Ant. :D
     
    1 person likes this.
  14. Giantvanman

    Giantvanman Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,821
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    Location:
    Essex
    Car:
    FFRR 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography
    Ah, the object responsible for the yearly 'debate'. I want to air con the entire house but at least the bedrooms but Mrs GVM says it isn't worth it for only a few months usage a year.......and then spends a few months moaning about how hot it is and that she can't sleep :wallbash: Most definitely not :cool:
     
    1 person likes this.
  15. OP
    OP
    John

    John MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    11,156
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Location:
    Daan Saaf
    Car:
    I wish.
    We used to have a portable air con unit - however, when this turns off when it reaches temp, when it kicks in again, it wakes you up without fail.

    A split system would obviously be quieter but the cost of buying and installing (I understand you can't install yourself anymore) just isn't worth it.

    Even on the hottest days of the year, the fan on max pelt just about works out for us - and it is only in the master bedroom.

    We don't really need air con.
     
  16. Piff

    Piff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,015
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Location:
    Suffolk
    Car:
    Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian, A207 E250CDi Cabriolet Sport, R171 SLK280
    I didn't realise that you can no longer self install. Reading the specs of the link I posted it clearly states you need a qualified installer.
    I put one in a couple of years back to heat/cool a garden room and they are so easy to install - ok you need to make a a couple of gas tight joints, but there is little else to it as they are pre-charged with gas
     
  17. moonloops

    moonloops MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    5,136
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    :Location : Location
    Car:
    W204 C350 CDI AMG Sport
    Ceiling fans heat the room up :thumb:
     
  18. Happytalk73

    Happytalk73 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    5,389
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2015
    Location:
    Uk
    Car:
    Vito
    You must have it on reverse mucca :D

    Unless you're thinking of a hair drier? :dk:
     
  19. moonloops

    moonloops MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    5,136
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    :Location : Location
    Car:
    W204 C350 CDI AMG Sport
    Science 101 - you've got a motor in your room generating heat.

    They convert energy into motion and heat - go ask Einstein about it :D
     
  20. Happytalk73

    Happytalk73 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    5,389
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2015
    Location:
    Uk
    Car:
    Vito
    Still gives a nice cooling breeze regardless of extra heat generated. I've never stood in front of a desktop fan during the summer and thought "My goodness, that's hot!" :cool:
     
    1 person likes this.
Tags:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.