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Old 04-24-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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Box installation for Ceiling Fan


Hi. For a ceiling fan, can the appropriate box be installed by attaching to the side of one joist? Or should it be attached using an over the joist type box, or intstall another joist parrallel to the existing joist and attaching the box on both sides. Or what other ways. I have a box installed now (former owner) that did not have anything in it, just a cap. I want to put a ceiling fan in, but the box is just attached on one side to a joist.

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Some fan rated boxes attach to the side of the joist.
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Hi. For a ceiling fan, can the appropriate box be installed by attaching to the side of one joist?
Fans over 35# need a special bracket.
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Determining the type of fan support to install depends on where the joist is in relation to the fan location. Boxes are made to fit the situation.

Here is an example of a screw on old work fan box that can install next to a joist.

http://www.smartboxinc.com/electrical_boxes.php#RND

You can also find a similar style in metal for use with metallic cables.
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