how to identify a ceiling fan box


Old 03-02-10, 06:55 PM
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how to identify a ceiling fan box

I am replacing a ceiling fan and am wondering if the existing box is actually a fan rate box or not. How do I tell?
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Old 03-02-10, 07:17 PM
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On the boxes I have installed all had a label or were stamped "Fan Support Rated".

If you can post a pic someone should be able to confirm.
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Fan boxes are usually a heavier gauge steel and are attached with bigger screws. They usually should be screwed directly to a framing member.

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