Model # CFO52BQ

Internet #202943392

NuTone Wet Rated Series 52 in. Outdoor Barbecue Black Ceiling Fan


Wet Rated Series 52 in. Outdoor Barbecue Black Ceiling Fan

  • Five all-weather, reversible blades in a dark ash finish
  • Perfect for cooling patios, balconies and porches
  • 4 in. and 6 in. downrods are included
$11665 /each

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Barbecue Black
  • Barbecue Black
  • Weathered Bronze
  • White
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Product Overview

This 52 in. outdoor ceiling fan features a barbecue black housing and five blades in a dark ash finish to complement your decor. NuTone outdoor fans are wet rated, assuring they provide optimal performance, even when exposed directly to the elements. With performance and durability, this fan is a great choice to cool off balconies, patios and porches.

  • Five blades feature two color options and a 12.5 in. blade pitch
  • Barbecue black finish provides the perfect touch to accent your outdoor space
  • Light kit compatible (sold separately)
  • Pull chain included for 3-speed operation
  • Broan NuTone ceiling fans and accessories are designed to work exclusively with Broan NuTone products
  • Includes 4 in. and 6 in. downrods for standard mount
  • Reversible blade direction for summer and winter operations
  • Wet Rated for outdoor use
  • 12.2 in. between ceiling and blades
  • Limited 30-year motor warranty
  • ENERGY STAR qualified
  • Limited 30-year motor warranty
  • Check out our buying guide for helpful tips if not sure what size fan you need
  • Check out our project guide for helpful tips if need help installing your fan
  • How to choose the right ceiling fan for your home
  • Need it installed? Choose from certified Pros to complete your job by calling 1-855-723-2266

Info & Guides

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Assembled Depth (in.)
52 in
Assembled Height (in.)
12.9 in
Assembled Width (in.)
52 in
Ceiling Fan Width (in.)
Distance from Ceiling to Bottom of Fan (In.)
Downrod Length (in.)
Fan Blade Length (In.)
Fan Blade Width (In.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Length (in.)
52 in
Product Width (in.)


Airflow (CFM)
Blade Color Family
Color Family
Commercial / Residential
Compatible with Light Kits
Damp/Wet Rating
Downrod Included
Dual Fan Heads
Fan Blade Material
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Fan Blade Material
ABS plastic
Light Kit Compatible,Reversible Blades,Reversible Motor
Fixture Color/Finish
Barbecue Black
Housing Color Family
Downrod Included
Installation Features
Can be installed with light kit
Light Type
Not Included
Motor Speed (RPM)
Mounting Options
Number of Blades
Number of Speeds
Number of Speeds
Product Weight (lb.)
Pull Chain
Quick Connect Fan-Blade System
Remote Control
Reverse Airflow
Reversible Two-Sided Blades

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 30 year on Motor, limited 1 year on product

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Customer Questions & Answers

What size downrod should we use on the 52" fan in our covered porch? The ceiling is 9'4" and the...

What size downrod should we use on the 52" fan in our covered porch? The ceiling is 9'4" and there are no lights on the fan.
Asked by: Buttonwood
don't buy this. the downrod is not standard diameter. get another outdoor rated fan.
Answered by: dave
Date published: 2017-07-22

Are the fan blades vinyl or wood?

Asked by: Bugsy
Thanks for considering our ceiling fan for your outdoor project. The blades are not real wood. They are ABS blade, which is a type of plastic. They have a wood look,
Answered by: NuToneCustomerSupport
Date published: 2016-08-04


Can the "4 in. and 6 in. downrods" that are included be connected to make a 10" downrod?
Asked by: Sam
Thank you for your request. This out door series ceiling fan can be used with our down rods. We offer them in 12", 18", and 24" on Check out the following models: DR12OBQ, DR18OBQ, and DR24OBQ.
Answered by: NuToneCustomerSupport
Date published: 2017-05-11

Is this designed for an angled ceiling use?

Asked by: Amy
Thank you for your interest in our outdoor ceiling fan. This unit can be installed on a sloped ceiling with the use of a slope adapter. Please note the adapters are available as a Special order at your local Home Depot store. They are available in the following colors: Brown (CFSARB), Brushed Steel (CFSABS). Oil-Rubbed Bronze (CFSARB), and White (CFSWH). IF you have further questions before you begin the installation, contact our Technical Support Department at 888-336-6151. Thanks, again.
Answered by: NuToneCustomerSupport
Date published: 2016-05-18
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Customer Reviews

Wet Rated Series 52 in. Outdoor Barbecue Black Ceiling Fan is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is an old model that I purchased on the Home Depot website that has a 1/2 inch down pole. N... This is an old model that I purchased on the Home Depot website that has a 1/2 inch down pole. Needed an 18-inch down pole, but it wasn't available at the local Home Depot store. An associate said he hadn't seen this type of fan in years. Current models have a 3/4 inch down pole. Return both fans and purchased a newer model that has a 3/4 inch down pole. No wonder the fans were on sale.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ordered online. picked up at store. contractor showed up and opened box. Guess what? There wa... ordered online. picked up at store. contractor showed up and opened box. Guess what? There was no downrod ball. Immediately ran to home depot for a ball while contractor got started. Got a ball. No problem. Wait there was a problem. The fan came with a 1/2" downrod. Most are 3/4". Ok. Back to store. Got an adapter kit and a 3/4" downrod. Nope. Fan wouldn't accept 3/4" downrod. Search for a day. Find a specialty store. They had two leftover 1/2" balls. Bought those and finished installation. They don't list the ball in their manual. Mine had the ceiling mount bracket but no ball. I bought this because it was wet rated. Well it hangs under a ceiling so it's not going to get water splashed on it anyway. The only difference I saw was it comes with two rubber covers that are ugly. Would have taken it back if the contractor hadn't already painted on it. Live and learn. Don't buy this.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NuTone fan I was a little disappointed that the blades were brown, and not black like the base.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Fan Overall This fan was simple to install, although most fans in its class shouldn't really be any harder. The directions could certainly be better to guide an amateur - some things left to the imagination - but anyone with some experience won't even notice the omissions. I like the motor finish, but the blades do look a bit fake. If you want to use the oak side of the blade, you probably won't be pleased with the look of them at all. But the dark cherry side is acceptable. One thing I do like is the balance - it runs extremely steady, and I did not need to go through any balancing steps at all. Good airflow performance. Nice fan for my screen porch!
Date published: 2012-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted Installed 2 fans on my new patio cover. No balancing required, quite operation, they look great. The instructions are a bit vague but after I got the first one up, the second was a breeze (yes, pun intended).
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Patio Fan This fan is quiet and moves air very well. Installation was relatively easy. Used for an outdoor patio fan. There are rubber skirts used to protect this fan from water entry into the wiring and motor areas. Be aware that the drop down shaft is only 12 inches from the ceiling and you will need an extention if you want the fan any lower. Otherwise, this fan works well on a slightly angled ceiling.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wet Rated 52 in. Outdoor Ceiling Fan Appears to be a good fan. Ordering was simple. Delivery was good. Packaging was good. Down rod came before fan and light fixture. Installation was relatively simple. Instructions could be better but I've done this a few times. The fan is nice a quite. Air flow is adequate.Seems like a good product. Running for about a month now and no problems yet.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fan exposed patios We were looking for fans that we could install in our pergola that would hold up to the rain and snow. We purchased two of these two years ago and not only have they done a great job during the summer, they have fared very well during the wet winters (40+ inches of rain and snow). The fans install just like a normal ceiling fan with the exception of two extra steps to add rubber boots over two critical areas to prevent water penetration. The first fan I installed I missed the rubber boot part of the instructions and I had to disassemble it, then actually read the directions and put it back together again. We have just purchased two more of these so a majority of our pergola is now benefiting from the air movement. We use them more as a bug repellent than for the air movement . With the fans on high there isn't a mosquito or flying insect that can get to us when we're under the fans. The fans clean up very easily and unlike a lot of other fans that I've seen people install outdoors, the blades still have their original strength and haven't warped down from sun exposure after two years.
Date published: 2016-07-01
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