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    • #36827
      Big Jim

      I have a 52″ ceiling fan. I would like to change the blades to a 56″ size fan. Can I do this without damaging the fan or putting my loved ones in danger? I would make the blades myself.

      Thanks for the help.

    • #183110

      Not a good idea. You may overstress the motor and damage the fan. You may also put too much weight on the mount. It is hard to duplicate fanblades and make them yourself, so they might not be aerodynamic and cause the fan to be noisy.

      You might also endanger yourself or your family. If I were you, I would use the fan the way it is or buy a new 56″ fan. New fans are very reasonable and you may like its design, style, and color more I think you can get a premium quality 56″ ceiling fan for about $30.

      Hope This Helps.


    • #183197

      Forget it!

      These blades have to me balanced within a gram or two and must be exactly the same size. I have even had difficulty balanced some commerically made blades.

      Mext item is that the larger blades would probably strain the motor.

      Next item is that the blade speed at the outer diameter would become dangerous.

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