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Old 05-24-2009, 09:22 PM   #16
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Bedrooms have no ceiling light, light switch controls one electrical outlet?


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Got around to placing the junction box for the ceiling fan to be centered in the bedroom. There is a 2x4 joist right where the box needs to go?

What is the best method to approach this?

Just screw a junction box into the joist on one side or the other and let the fan be slightly off center and not use the ceiling fan mounting system purchased (the kind that supports the box between tow joist for support of the fan)?

Or, reconstruct the joist to make room?

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Old 05-25-2009, 12:09 AM   #17
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There is a 2x4 joist right where the box needs to go?
That's a good thing.



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You can usually find a joist close enough to center to mount your fan box (I use fan/pan boxes)
A fan/pan box is 4" round and only 1/2" deep. Pan=pancake. Mount it centered on the joist.

The fan support bracket/box system things are a royal pain in the ass BTW. If you have access, a 22 1/2" 2x4 is far superior.


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