Does ceiling fan screw-type matter?
I know ceiling fans need to be mounted to ceiling fan-rated support and boxes with 10-32 screws. My question is, can any 10-32 screw suffice? I ask because my fan instructions say to only use the screws provided with the box, but the ones in the box are too short to do me any good. These are the same instructions that told me to use electrical tape on every wire nut which, while not hurting anything, does not do much (at least that's my understanding). Anyway, I bought some longer 10-32 machine screws which are pretty much identical except they actually feel a little stronger (heavier), don't have the screw tip slightly cutaway, and they don't have ridges under the screw head. Any problems with using these instead?