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Old 06-26-2021, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default Back porch ceiling fans

We need a better ceiling fan for our back porch. Want BigAss Fan style and output but not the price.

Who has experience with other brands in this style fan?
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I use these and they will blow your hat off.
I have five and told my wife to never turn them on all at once or the house would be hovering.


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Check out the Craftmade colossus.
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I use these and they will blow your hat off.
I have five and told my wife to never turn them on all at once or the house would be hovering.


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I’ve got a an from Home Depot at the country house complete with a whoosh mode and it s pretty **** awesome. I will go look up what it is.
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Old 06-26-2021, 09:28 PM   #6
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Old 06-27-2021, 10:28 AM   #8
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Check out the Craftmade colossus.

This. We have 2 of them (72” & 96”) and they will move some air.

There is a minimum mounting height on them so be aware. Our 96” is mounted at about 8’ and it doesn’t feel like it moves near as much air as the 72” that’s mounted at 14’.

Whatever you decide to get make sure you don’t get the wood (sawdust) or “polymer” blades or they will be dropping badly in the first summer. The Craftmade Collosus has aluminum blades.


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Old 06-27-2021, 10:36 AM   #9
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Moves a lot of air. I also have 2 misting fans on a high pressure pump that work wonders and cool the area down significantly.
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We have two of these in our outdoor kitchen back porch area and they work great. New custom build only been in the house for 8 months no complaints on these fans. 800 square feet covered outside and the fans make it really nice! Good Luck in your search.
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Moves a lot of air. I also have 2 misting fans on a high pressure pump that work wonders and cool the area down significantly.

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Check out the Craftmade colossus.
Just bought a 60” on sale on their site. Beat Lowe’s price by $80.00…..
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I don't have experience with all of these, but the last time I had a client try to save money we researched and bought the highest cfm outdoor rated fan that was not a big *** fan. They were $700 each. They have since been replaced with big *** fans.

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Old 06-27-2021, 01:49 PM   #14
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Hard to compete with big *** fans without paying the big *** money. I knew that when I bought the Colossus so it was a compromise I settled for mentally in advance
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I don't have experience with all of these, but the last time I had a client try to save money we researched and bought the highest cfm outdoor rated fan that was not a big *** fan. They were $700 each. They have since been replaced with big *** fans.
Buy once...cry once.
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This. We have 2 of them (72” & 96”) and they will move some air.

There is a minimum mounting height on them so be aware. Our 96” is mounted at about 8’ and it doesn’t feel like it moves near as much air as the 72” that’s mounted at 14’.

Whatever you decide to get make sure you don’t get the wood (sawdust) or “polymer” blades or they will be dropping badly in the first summer. The Craftmade Collosus has aluminum blades.


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Unfortunately they don’t offer the 72” any longer and the model they do make in 72” doesn’t put out near the cfm.

Call me crazy but I’m seriously considering ordering a 96” with the intention of shortening the aluminum blades...
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Old 06-27-2021, 09:31 PM   #18
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$650 vs $2200 I’m gonna try it....
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$650 vs $2200 I’m gonna try it....

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Old 06-30-2021, 08:06 AM   #20
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Old 06-30-2021, 08:14 AM   #21
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following, as i'll need one for the new shop as well as the patio
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I put one BA Fan to replace two conventional fans on my back patio. it works!
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Old 06-30-2021, 04:50 PM   #23
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We have the Minka Aire Extreme H2O on our back porch and they are really nice. It is an aluminum structure so you don't have to worry about the blades drooping. They come in 65" or 84" really quiet and move alot of air.
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Mine came in today..................
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Just bought a 60” on sale on their site. Beat Lowe’s price by $80.00…..

Can you give a part number? Website shows only the 96” Colossus and when I messaged they verified the 72” had been discontinued
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Can you give a part number? Website shows only the 96” Colossus and when I messaged they verified the 72” had been discontinued
I bought a Craftmade Collosus 60 inch off their web site. I am putting it on my breezeway between the house and garage. 7ft X 10 ft
Should keep the flies and misquitoes away from the doors......................
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I am not seeing a Colossus 60”
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Can you give a part number? Website shows only the 96” Colossus and when I messaged they verified the 72” had been discontinued

Brent I sent you a text last night on this.


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I was looking for a 60” colossus as well. Can’t find it on the website.
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https://www.craftmadefansolutions.co...igh-K11-60.htm
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Yes they make the size, just not in the Colossos series.
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Yes they make the size, just not in the Colossos series.
You are right. It moves enough air for my application but not enough for a decent porch. Bit dissapointed.................
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https://www.craftmadelightinglights....wnd78esp6.html

This is the one I’m going to try.

17,375 CFM should keep the bugs off!
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This. We have 2 of them (72” & 96”) and they will move some air.

There is a minimum mounting height on them so be aware. Our 96” is mounted at about 8’ and it doesn’t feel like it moves near as much air as the 72” that’s mounted at 14’.

Whatever you decide to get make sure you don’t get the wood (sawdust) or “polymer” blades or they will be dropping badly in the first summer. The Craftmade Collosus has aluminum blades.


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We bought a 72" 6 blade from Overstock.com for our shop. It is rated right at 10,000 CFM. The shop stays pretty comfortable in the summer even on the hottest days if we keep the overhead doors closed. I am sure we will run it during the summer, but I really got it for wintertime. We have a 16' metal ceiling with R-50 blown in insulation. We have a 125,000 BTU propane fired shop heater mounted on the ceiling in the corner of the shop. It blows diagonally across the shop. The heater discharges the air at about 30" from the ceiling. Even with the fins pointed down most of the warm air ends up at ceiling height at the opposite corner of the shop. The temperature at the ceiling in the opposite corner and up on the loft will be 80 degrees with the Tstat set on 50. It takes quite awhile of run time to heat the shop (especially when the outside temp is in the single digits or lower). I am hoping the ceiling fan will move some of this warm air downward. If it does it will pay for itself quickly in propane savings. I picked up a 48" down rod at Menards. All the charts I have seen recommend that the fan should be lowered with high ceilings. After seeing your comment about your fan at 14' moving more air I am rethinking the down rod length.
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We bought a 72" 6 blade from Overstock.com for our shop. It is rated right at 10,000 CFM. The shop stays pretty comfortable in the summer even on the hottest days if we keep the overhead doors closed. I am sure we will run it during the summer, but I really got it for wintertime. We have a 16' metal ceiling with R-50 blown in insulation. We have a 125,000 BTU propane fired shop heater mounted on the ceiling in the corner of the shop. It blows diagonally across the shop. The heater discharges the air at about 30" from the ceiling. Even with the fins pointed down most of the warm air ends up at ceiling height at the opposite corner of the shop. The temperature at the ceiling in the opposite corner and up on the loft will be 80 degrees with the Tstat set on 50. It takes quite awhile of run time to heat the shop (especially when the outside temp is in the single digits or lower). I am hoping the ceiling fan will move some of this warm air downward. If it does it will pay for itself quickly in propane savings. I picked up a 48" down rod at Menards. All the charts I have seen recommend that the fan should be lowered with high ceilings. After seeing your comment about your fan at 14' moving more air I am rethinking the down rod length.

Mike my ceilings are vaulted and are 17’6” to the peak.


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https://www.lampsplus.com/products/7...an__9t628.html

I have two of these on my back porch and they move quite a bit of air. They have Low, Medium and High speeds and I rarely need to use the High setting, with two of them they seriously move some air.

I got them in October of 2017 and just this year one of them started not working on the medium setting. I don't assume outdoor fans will last more than 4-5 years though.
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Moves a lot of air. I also have 2 misting fans on a high pressure pump that work wonders and cool the area down significantly.
One thing to note, this is not a "blow you hat off" type of fan. It is a Low Speed High Volume. It circulates large amounts at a time Efficiently.
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I'm typically on this train but I aint buying a $2k ceiling fan unless it comes with dancin' girls
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This is the one I’m going to try.

17,375 CFM should keep the bugs off!
I'm curious to hear how it works. The cfm rating looks sufficient.

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That one seems sufficient!
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One thing to note, this is not a "blow you hat off" type of fan. It is a Low Speed High Volume. It circulates large amounts at a time Efficiently.


And that’s exactly the goal, air movement without having to hold your hat!
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I cried. I ordered a 8' and 2 50" big *** fans for my front and back porches. Waiting on them to arrive.

Hoping they are as nice and work as well as the reviews and as I am expecting.

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The length of pendant will also affect the air movement quite a bit. Don’t know you ceiling height is, but having a pendant that is 2’ or more, the better, for a flat ceiling. Longer if vaulted.
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