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Old 07-28-2015, 09:01 PM   #1
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In Old work, how do you add a 50 lb light box?


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Go buy an old work fan box rated for 50 lbs. It will have a bar with brackets on the sides. As you spin the bar the brackets will move outward and bite into the ceiling joists.
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In Old work, how do you add a 50 lb light box?
You have a light box that weighs 50 pounds???
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A lightbox that can support 50 lbs.

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Go buy an old work fan box rated for 50 lbs. It will have a bar with brackets on the sides. As you spin the bar the brackets will move outward and bite into the ceiling joists.

This was my thinking. I just wanted to see if I was missing something.
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A lightbox that can support 50 lbs.
I know. I was being facetious.

It is kind of hard to accurately answer a question like this considering the only detail we know is the support weight of the box.

A properly mounted fan box will support 50#.
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What if you are not sure closet underneath stairs has joists?
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it might be better if you post your intentions of use of this box,

what are you intending to mount/install to this box?
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30 lb chandelier
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30 lb chandelier
In a closet?
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The OP never mentioned a closet.
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I am thinking perhaps he has a multi-story setup, where the downstairs dining room needs a 30# chandelier but the ceiling where it is to be mounted is actually a closed in closet space underneath a set of stairs that goes from the second to the third floor.

If that's the case I would just add bracing in that closet to build whatever you need to support that chandelier.
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The OP never mentioned a closet.
See #9. That was what piqued my curiosity.

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