Mounting ceiling fan with old metal brace, need joist??
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?
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.