Is this a fan rated box?

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Old 06-02-17, 07:50 PM
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Is this a fan rated box?

Hi, I installed a ceiling fan in the living room and so far it works great but I'm a little worried because someone mentioned that i should've installed a fan rated box. My house was built last year (2016). I made sure the box was attached to a stud but I don't know if that's enough to hold a ceiling fan. The fan weights 23.3lbs
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Old 06-02-17, 08:11 PM
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The box should have had a sticker or stamped "acceptable for fan support". I don't see either of those nor do I see provisions for a screw to go into the back of the box to hold the fan bracket.
 
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Old 06-02-17, 08:53 PM
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And fan boxes don't just have ears for mounting, AFAIK.
 
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Old 06-03-17, 05:11 AM
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No not a fan box. here is a selection of fan boxes.
https://www.lowes.com/search?searchT...oxes+electrial
 
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A fan box will look like this. You don't use the ears to attach a ceiling fan.

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Thank you so much for your help. Im a little confused though. Doesn't this box look like mine ? https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.c...000805176.html
 
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Old 06-03-17, 08:52 AM
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Looks like yours but if yours does not say fan rated it's not.
 
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Old 06-03-17, 09:04 AM
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Look at the additional screws through the back of the box. The one is slightly darker and then look diagonal to that.
 
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Old 06-03-17, 09:58 AM
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I don't think this is a NEC approved as a fan rated box. I note it is a Canadian Home Depot and it may satisfy CEC rules. Those screws in the back adjust the depth of the box rim. You don't attach a fan to 10-32 screws and box ears.
 
 

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