Harbor Breeze is a brand of ceiling fan sold exclusively through Lowe's home improvement stores. They're installed just like other ceiling fans. Choosing the right mounting bracket to go with your fan will ensure that your device will be stable and will hang correctly from the ceiling.
During installation, the most important part will be the unseen mounting bracket hidden in the ceiling above the fan. This supports the fan from the joists in the ceiling above. Typically, fans need a traditional horizontal bracket. But this is not always the case. Depending on the location where you want to install the ceiling fan, an angled bracket might be required.
Angled brackets are required when you install your Harbor Breeze ceiling fan in a room with a sloping ceiling, such as an attic. Instead of having the fan installed parallel to the ceiling angle, the mounting bracket is at an angle. This lets the fan hang parallel to the floor. When using an angled bracket, you cannot install the fan flush with the ceiling.
Fans installed on a sloped ceiling with an angled mounting bracket need a downrod to support them. These rods hang the fan low enough so the blades don't hit the ceiling or walls, although the fan must be at least 7 feet from the floor for safety. Downrods are available in a variety of lengths to best fit your fan's diameter and location.
Different parts of the fan are connected to the ceiling. The outlet box conceals and protects the fan's electrical wiring. The box is screwed into a wooden beam between ceiling joists or is attached to a metal joist bracket. Install the angled mounting bracket below the box so the fan hangs properly from the ceiling. Check the weight limit on the mounting bracket. If you have a large Harbor Breeze fan model that weighs more than 35 pounds, you'll need a mounting bracket to support the additional load.
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