How low can a ceiling fan be?

Answer According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you should install a ceiling fan at least 7 feet from the floor and 18 inches from from the walls. When possible, mount the fan at least 8 or 9 feet abov... Read More »

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How do i cover pink insulation when the basement ceiling is too low to install a drop ceiling?

It's a good idea to cover overhead insulation in a basement area, since pink insulation is actually fiberglass. This fiberglass can fall onto a workbench or into a laundry basket over time. Keeping... Read More »

Is it doable to put a layer of new ceiling over the existing damaged ceiling If yes, how should that be done?

Yes it is possible. I would use 3/8 inch drywall since this is only going to be a cosmetic repair. Locate the joists so you will have something solid to screw the sheets into. Be sure that the ... Read More »

What is the optimum distance between a ceiling fan blade and the ceiling for maximum air flow in the room?

Answer I've a 4 ft diameter ceiling fan with 3 blades of std width (about 3") hanging at a distance of 9" from the ceiling. Floor to ceiling distance is 8'5". Problem is that when I stand at a dist... Read More »

How do I blend a repaired area of ceiling to match the rest of the ceiling?

I would if I were you get some paintable silicone such as Dap in clear and fill in the cracks with alot of using your finger wipe off skills. Let that dry a day and then you are gonna have to pai... Read More »