Any ideas on installing an outdoor ceiling fan?

Old 04-21-13, 03:55 PM
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Any ideas on installing an outdoor ceiling fan?

Just finished a pavilion over the patio; next step is to install a ceiling fan. I want the fan to be centered, but the issue is that the roof rafters meet the ridge-beam right where I would do the install.

Any ideas on how to go about this installation? I'm assuming I'll have to build a wooden box to hold the electrical fan ceiling box, but I'm stumped how to proceed.

I definitely want it centered; don't want to go on one side or the other on the rafters.

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Old 04-21-13, 04:14 PM
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What size are those boards? They don't look like standard 2x lumber.

If the ridge beam was a standard sized 2x piece of lumber they make ceiling fan electrical boxes that straddle them. You can also surface mount a box to the ridge boards with long screws.

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