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Old 02-06-2006, 09:27 PM   #1
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Ceiling Fan Weight - new home

I have a new-construction home (closed in Oct) that's prewired for ceiling fans. I bought a fan that's ~50 lbs without a light kit. Intending on installing a light kit and then installing the fan, but I'm concerned about that weight being supported by the mount box. I'm pretty sure it's OK, but I also don't want the thing falling on my family. Any suggestions on the max weight that those things are designed to support?

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Old 02-07-2006, 08:05 AM   #2
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I would ask your builder this question. He installed the boxes and should know the specs on them. It's only a phone call away.

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Old 02-27-2006, 06:05 PM   #3
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Ceiling Fan Weight - new home

IF the contractor installed boxes designed for hanging ceiling fans you should be fine. A few things you can look for if you're not sure how to recognise a fan box: pre-wired for a fan, metal box (a lot of new construction uses plastic boxes except for fans) but you already had the right suggestion: call and ask! Or the boxes might be (should be) marked so look around on the inside with a flashlight . . .

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