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Old 08-02-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Ceiling Fan Mouting

I have removed an old ceiling fan, probably from 1970s and wiring is too. The ceiling fan was mounted from a metal outlet/switch box. (BOX TYPE)It is mounted onto a ceiling joist. Is it okay to hang a new ceiling fan from this box???


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Old 08-02-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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No absolutely not, for many reasons.

Remove that box an install a fan rated box.

Since your existing box is probably close to the joist (I assume from your description) you will have the best luck with this type of box:



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Could be as simple as adding a 2 X 4 between the ceiling joist and screwing up into it through the box.
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I agree, you dont need a ceiling fan rated box if the fan is secured to the framing.... you still need a box though.
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