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I have worked for quite a few ECs over the years, and a few years of working by myself when starting out. A few contractors I worked for would want me to just hang metal bracket fan boxes with drywall screws, specifically the 1 or 1.25 inch #8s that we mounted outlet and switch boxes with. Some of these were even hung using self drillers going into wood, boss just wanted 4 popped in and call it good. Whenever I was doing a side job or when the boss wasn't there id run in the 3/16" lags in, Ive seen too many drywall screws pop off. I have hung thousands of cans using them but never felt quite about the fan boxes hung with them. Has anybody ever seen a fan box break off drywall screws?