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Old 11-09-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Mounting ceiling fan with old metal brace, need joist??


Hi,
Removed an old ceiling fan. The steel junction box was mounted to a metal brace between the support braces, never had a problem with fan wobbling or anything.
It's a flush mount 52", directions keep saying to have junction box mounted on a wood joist. Then to mount bracket to the junction box with 2-3" wood screws.
Would just reusing existing support and hardware be strong enough? Is it common to use the metal support braces?

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Old 11-09-2010, 12:53 PM   #2
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How heavy is the new fan? If its heavy you should be using a fan brace box. What is securing the brace that is there to the beam?

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The existing metal support rod seems more than sufficient to support the new fan. The old fan was a decent amount heavier. I've decided to just hang it by the junction box as the previous fan was hung.
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Just make sure the brace is well secured to the beams with screws and not by nails or staples.
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