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Old 03-26-2017, 09:28 PM   #1
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Bathroom Fan installation - weight check


Hello all,

I just replaced a bathroom fan/light with a new pansonic whisperfit fan / light. It is 13 pounds and appears to be working fine. Due to my house being older, the bathroom beams are closer and I couldn't use the supplied mounting brackets.

I called up my father and he suggested using 4 long industrial screws vertically directly into the beams would work. Does this make sense for a 13 pound unit which seems balanced and is working? Any risk of it coming through the ceiling.
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Old 03-27-2017, 06:29 AM   #2
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Screwing into the wood framing should be fine to support the weigh of the fan.

The newer fans are so balanced that the static 13lbs is going to be felt as less than a builders grade fan at less weight that is not as well built.

If you haven't done it yet, it sounds like you can box out that are a bit and just use some framing lumber to create the proper sized pocket that you need to then attach the fan box to directly.
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I like your dads advice but if you can fit some blocking between the fan unit and ceiling joists just for a spacer it might help make for a tidy install. I like those Panasonics.
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