Thanks for the advice. My husband had to step in and give me a hand. It's an eclipse fan by hunter. I thought that all four screws had to be secured to a joist but they were on both side to accommodate depending on where your joist is.joecaption said:No model or make of the fan, no picture to see what your trying to do so hard to suggest something.
Is there access above it? If so just add some framing to attach it to.