loose junction box

Old 07-21-03, 11:29 AM
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loose junction box

I am trying to install a ceiling fan but the junction box is loose on one side. Can I fix it myself?
Old 07-21-03, 11:37 AM
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Be sure it is rated to support a ceiling fan. It will be marked inside the box. If it is loose, then it is not a fan box or not installed properly. Tell us which and we can advise further.
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If the box is loose on one side, that means that it is connected to a joist on the other side. As Ron said, this is not sufficiently secure for a ceiling fan. Check out fan brace kits at your home improvement center. These things can be normally installed from below.

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