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My custom color Century closed top


Tom Dreesen
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I get bored with black so did a Century closed top in copper/hammered copper (with custom Ash blades) in my living room. 

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Very nice, gold/brass is the second color for Centruy fans anyways.  Looks good.  I am amazed you hung that fan, they weigh in at what, 75lb maybe?  Just the motor alone.  A real "crusher" fan 😃

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Chris, the Centurys are in the heavyweight division fer sure.  Commonly found "Butterballs" are the full size Daytons at close to 80 lbs.  I had this one over my bed in New Orleans many moons ago.  I installed it and I slept under it.  

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Yea, thst is a real beast.  How did you hang that?  I see a pipe up there, guess the eye is bolted through the cap?

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Yes, it was actually an old gas line as the house was pre-electric.  When I took down the crappy light that was there, I didn't realize this was a capped gas line.  I took the cap off and finally figured out it was a gas line.  Fortunately long ago taken out of the gas feed, otherwise, I would have needed clean pants.  I rigged up a hook through a drilled cap and screwed it back on after making sure the pipe was well attached in the attic.  And that is a different story.  The original heat was coal burning fireplaces.  You can't imaging the soot in the attic, or climbing over knob and tube wiring and getting a jolt and dropping the flashlight which went off.  Pitch black lying on your back not knowing where that exposed live wire is.  Ah, fun times.

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Hot dang that is some adventure!  Sounds amazing that the house was still standing and had not burned down over the years.  I recall my parents house which was 1930s had the tube and knob wiring.  Went up a couple times (turned off power).  Was no fun, I think thd insulation was asbestos too.  Also surprised they would vent the heating exhaust into the attic, if a spark went into that it would go off like a bomb!  Thanks for sharing the stories!

I heard from Andrew that he made a pipe loop harness and looped ot over a rafter to hang a fan.  

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On 8/9/2023 at 12:15 PM, Chris Jacobsen said:

Hot dang that is some adventure!  Sounds amazing that the house was still standing and had not burned down over the years.  I recall my parents house which was 1930s had the tube and knob wiring.  Went up a couple times (turned off power).  Was no fun, I think thd insulation was asbestos too.  Also surprised they would vent the heating exhaust into the attic, if a spark went into that it would go off like a bomb!  Thanks for sharing the stories!

I heard from Andrew that he made a pipe loop harness and looped ot over a rafter to hang a fan.  

 

That's the original longnose in my house. It's just a galvanized T off the downrod with about 18" pipes sitting on top of the rafters. I have a circulator mounted with a 2x4 screwed to the top of the rafters. Pipe just comes up through the ceiling into a hook in a box. So I guess technically it's up to code since the wires are boxed. 

 

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