First I will tell you the bad news as if I hadn't heard the good news yet, so you can get the full effect:
We got a ceiling fan rough-in in our beautiful morning room cathedral ceiling. Here's a picture of the ceiling fan in the model home's morning room:
|Gorgeous (well, maybe not the actual fan, but the idea of it).|
Here is where we found the electrical box for our ceiling fan rough-in at our meeting yesterday:
|The black circle is where our ceiling fan rough-in will be.|
WHATTTT?!?!? It's about 18" off-center! PM says that's the way it needs to be in order to be able to properly drywall in the peak of the ceiling there. I am sure I would have noticed if the model home's fan were that far off center, so we took a walk over to the model home to check it out and lo and behold, that one is centered. See the small box at the base of the fan where it's connected to the ceiling?:
PM says yesterday that to get this box would be a non-standard request to RH and we'd most likely have to pay extra for it. The other option (which is actually how the plans specify it) would be to make about a 6" flat area along the whole length of the cathedral ceiling. So just about where those two blue lines are in the picture below, it would be flat, instead of peaked all the way across.
I call false advertising!!! How can they show it one way in the model home and not tell you that yours will be different and/or you'll have to pay extra to get it that way?!?! PM says he will call the "powers that be" and see how much it would be to get it the way it is in the model home. Otherwise, he wants to know if we'd rather have it off-center the way it is now, or center it and make the top of our peak flat. I was at a loss because that cathedral ceiling is one of my favorite parts of the house so I didn't want to mess with that. But how the heck would it look to have a fan more than a foot off-center? The problem was that I couldn't picture how either would look and which one would be worse. I'm not even sure if I ever answered him on that yesterday, but...
PM called today and they are going to do it the way the model home is at no cost! Yippeee!
We can get the intake pipe for the heater for $180.00. Done! I can stop worrying now (for the moment :)).
Good news all around and in a timely fashion. Thank you PM!
Side note: I didn't even notice the off-centered ceiling fan when we walked through (neither did Greg). My dad picked that up (thanks Dad!!). Moral of the story is bring as many eyes as you can to your inspection meetings!