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Old 02-22-2009, 10:00 PM   #16
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I would just screw the fan bracket to the structure. You still need the box of course.

Thats what I'm planning, the bracer is there already. All I need to do is cut out this darn previous steel bracer. Somebody put the 2x4 right over it...makes my box tilt. Also need to secure the bracer better. Tiny nails were used.

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Thats good to know, I was wondering since I just found out I got a non fan rated pancake box.

Sometimes you have to drill holes in them so the screws can go all the way through. You ever notice that fans come with 3" or 4" wood screws?
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Sometimes you have to drill holes in them so the screws can go all the way through. You ever notice that fans come with 3" or 4" wood screws?

Ive seen that.

I'm not getting a new fan though, just fixing up the problems.

I have 2 inch wood screws that I will secure the pancake box to the bracer, the bracer will have 3 4 inch nails on each side.
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Just saw this. Ceiling fan falling down. One of those 3 bladed metal 60" models.


http://www.break.com/index/ceiling-f...ujis-head.html

Edit: This is a cleaner link.^

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Just saw this. Ceiling fan falling down. One of those 3 bladed metal 60" models.

There are **** links at the bottom of the page so if that offends you, don't scroll down.
After reading this last night, I googled for pictures of fans that fell, but didn't find anything. I wasn't expecting to find one where people got hurt, but I guess it happens.

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For fans / heavy fixtures we just put a piece of 2x4 / 2x6 in between the joists, then toe nail / screw that in. Then screw a oct box to it.

Our boxes would hold most people weight.

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Old 02-23-2009, 09:03 PM   #22
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Well I got done. I got the circuit I'm partialy rewiring pulled, got the fireblock sprayed in. Also fixed a "dead" phone line. Also put some fireblock in holes that didn't have any. Fan box is secured pretty strong.

I think some diyers miss the fireblock. Its an important thing to do.

Oh and jamie, please edit the quote of 220 and remove the link. Just don't like a link to that stuff even if it wasn't intended.


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