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    1. Banned Eric in DC's Avatar
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      12-21-2005 12:43 AM #1
      Got the urge to install some belt driven ceiling fans. After some research, I bought two Fanimation Brewmaster fans. They're being installed on Thursday by a professional. Anyone else has belt-driven ceiling fans? I'm sure they don't work worth a sh-it for cooling purposes but they look awesome. I'll post pictures when they are up.


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      12-21-2005 11:04 AM #2
      I'm going to when I build my next house. I'm thinking two of them in the vaulted living room, and 1 in the adjoining dining room.

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      12-21-2005 04:15 PM #3
      ...and much less maintenance than chain-driven ceiling fans!

      j/k... never heard of these. Post up some pics when you get a chance.

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    4. 12-21-2005 04:34 PM #4
      They have them all over the dave and busters near me. (an eatery) They look sweet and I can't wait to see pics...

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      12-21-2005 04:39 PM #6
      ah... I got it... like a bunch of rattan-bladed fans linked in series with belts. I went to a microbrewery that had these. How do they look in a home setting?
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      12-21-2005 04:39 PM #7
      If I remember, I'll post pictures of my actual fans tomorrow. I have the same fan base but different fan blades.

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      12-22-2005 09:16 PM #8
      Here they are, installed today. ceiling still needs to be patched.


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      12-22-2005 10:25 PM #9
      That really is a cool idea. I just wish my Capecod style house didn't have 7 foot ceilings
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    10. 12-25-2005 02:49 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Eric in DC »
      Here they are, installed today. ceiling still needs to be patched.


      that looks awsome....where can you find thees fans at?......im looking to replace the fan in my room with something a bit more "cool looking"....and theese seem rather cool


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      12-25-2005 03:06 PM #11
      these are from Fanimation. There's another maker of belt driven ceiling fans. Just google belt pulley ceiling fans.

      I bought these online at a company called Louie's lighting - about $1,500 for my set-up.


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      12-25-2005 03:34 PM #12
      The other place is called The Woolen Mill fan company.

    13. 12-28-2005 08:27 PM #13
      theres a little bar in Richmond VA that i just recently saw these things at... they ran theres with a generator motor that was in the vary back store room (was fairly quiet, i'm sure it wasnt too powerful)... what do you plan on running yours with?

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      12-30-2005 12:08 AM #14
      the motor is mounted on the ceiling, you can see it. it runs on electricity.

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      12-30-2005 12:01 PM #15
      Wow, $1500 for two fans. Seems a little pricey, but they do look sweet.

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      12-30-2005 12:18 PM #16
      Very cool. I really like these ever since I saw the setup at a Dave & Buster's. They have dozens both ceiling and floor mounted with belts running all over. It looks very turn-of-the-century industrial.

      Guess our next place will have to have 12'+ ceilings...!

      Kinda like this... (not a D&B, just a pic I found)

      .....from http://www.architecturalfans.com/


    17. 12-31-2005 02:16 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by DRGSR »
      Wow, $1500 for two fans. Seems a little pricey, but they do look sweet.


      eh. it's worth it for the conversation piece, those would be the first thing i notice walking into a room


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      01-01-2006 11:25 PM #18
      Unless you're an electrician, be prepared to shell out some dough for installation. Mine comes with a remote so there's no wall swtich to turn it on or off. Check out Fanimation, they have all kinds of cool fans.

    19. 11-19-2008 05:52 AM #19
      wow that is really cool wonderful interesting thanks for the tips you have posted::Fanimation Ceiling Fans

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      11-19-2008 10:21 AM #20
      Last summer we ate in a pizzeria in West Lebanon, NH and they had a ton of belt-driven ceiling fans. I had never seen them before and it was really cool how they were all driven together, daisy-chained.

      I guess the real benefit is being able to mount multiple fans with only 1 fan rough-in. Well, and they look cool.


      Modified by Hostile at 9:24 AM 11-19-2008


    21. 11-20-2008 02:35 PM #21
      They look kinda steampunk.

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      11-20-2008 03:04 PM #22
      I like it Though it looks like you need a large room to do that in.

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      11-21-2008 01:37 PM #23
      Those look great!

      Don't forget the rule of thumb... change the belt at around 70,000 miles, and do the water pump at the same time since you'll be in that area as well.
      Also, try some light weight under drive pullies for better performance.


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