Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-09-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

Installing a ceiling fan


Okay so I was planning on installing a new ceiling fan in the master bedroom, which I started by taking off the old one, then I found a flat circle mounted on the ceiling with two bolts. I cant tell if its a pancake box or what? Because when I try to install the mounting bracket for the new fan the screws are too thick for the bracket. Now what to do ?

Thanks for the feedback

PS
I tried attaching a picture
Attached Images
 


Last edited by sarms; 07-09-2012 at 06:49 PM. Reason: picture
sarms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Slovakia
Posts: 27
Default

Installing a ceiling fan


I think what you see there was supposed to be attached to a proper junction box and instead got screwed directly to a stud. I would take that thing off and install a proper, fan supporting junction box.

freedomlives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
E2 Electrician
 
stickboy1375's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,947
Default

Installing a ceiling fan


You need an electrical box regardless, whether it's fan rated or not depends on if you can mount the fan to the structure or not. You have a few choices depending on the actual joist location.


In your picture, looks like your best option would be to purchase a pancake fan rated box and secure the fan box to the joist itself, then the fan to the fan rated box. That is if there is actually a joist holding up the original fan.


stickboy1375 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #4
"So I Re-Wired It"
 
MisterZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NorthEast USA
Posts: 258
Default

Installing a ceiling fan


Wow, are those wires just pulled thru the plaster? :o
__________________
Knowledge is Power, but 240v can Keel You!!
MisterZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 04:23 PM   #5
E2 Electrician
 
stickboy1375's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,947
Default

Installing a ceiling fan


Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterZ View Post
Wow, are those wires just pulled thru the plaster? :o
Dont seem so surprised... it's pretty common.
stickboy1375 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to stickboy1375 For This Useful Post:
MisterZ (08-06-2012)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing ceiling mount shower head to sloped ceiling wgburgess Plumbing 3 04-05-2012 07:47 AM
Installing a ceiling fan with existing 3.5" light fixture box? Superorb Electrical 14 04-03-2012 01:05 PM
Installing a new ceiling light scenario KUIPORNG Electrical 6 10-12-2011 01:35 PM
Installing a ceiling fan in a new construction home HEMMY1244 Electrical 4 09-15-2010 07:11 AM
Installing a ceiling fixture Cregan Electrical 3 02-08-2004 09:43 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.