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    Hi I was wondering if anyone had experience with ceiling fans and could tell me what the deal is with the gap I ended up with between the housing and the ceiling. It almost looks like the bracket was made to hang down some, the instructions didn't say anything about bending it to fit flush with the ceiling, just curious if anyone had the same issues.

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    Is the ceiling box (hopefully fan mounting designed and rated) flush or slightly receeded with the sheet rock? Are you able to spread those wires apart somewhat as a seperate issue?
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    Thanks. Yea the box is recessed 3/16" or so (yep its made for and mounted for ceiling fan, thanks). You saying I need to give the wires some breathing room from each other? I could probly do that, can I ask why, just so I know.

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    it looks like you're missing a trim ring that covers the screws. Mine has a cover that slides over those and covers that same gap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Schloss View Post
    it looks like you're missing a trim ring that covers the screws. Mine has a cover that slides over those and covers that same gap.
    Yours hangs on a stem and his fits flush to the ceiling but I don’t see anything wrong.

    I would much rather have the small gap as to have it damage the texture of the ceiling trying to install it.

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    HEY, that's my fan! HD or Lowes, I forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hfx View Post
    Thanks. Yea the box is recessed 3/16" or so (yep its made for and mounted for ceiling fan, thanks). You saying I need to give the wires some breathing room from each other? I could probly do that, can I ask why, just so I know.
    If the gap bothers you, a medallion may work for you to hide it. HD and Lowes sell a variety of them. You could also call the manufacturer's customer service to see if they can suggest any possible adjustment. I agree with JW, though. More often than not, it is difficlult to force the canopy up against the ceiling while trying to get those screws threaded into the holes.

    I mentioned the wiring because it does not look so neat. I have installed enough ceiling fans to know that it is not always so easy to make it neat, but I always try.
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    Looks like good ventilation design to me.

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    I agree! I'd leave it alone. No one, but you, will ever look at this and think, "What a horribly wide gap!" And you will soon think of other things and will stop noticing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreemoweet View Post
    Looks like good ventilation design to me.
    That is what I was thinking, It will sure run cooler.

    Plus the spiders have a escape route.
    Theory only works perfect in a vacuum.

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