Ceiling Fan brace question

Old 06-16-08, 08:11 AM
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Question Ceiling Fan brace question

I want to replace an exiting ceiling fixture with ceiling fan in my finished basement. The finished ceiling is attached to a 2x4 truss - meaning that the bottom 2x4 to which the ceiling is attached is laid flat rather than on end. No access from above.

I was hoping to just replace the current box with a Saf-T brace or an equivilent. Does anyone know if you can use these type of braces when the 2xs above the ceiling are flat and so are only 1.5" high?

Old 06-16-08, 05:44 PM
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The ones I use will allow that, since the ends have the pins on them located at the bottom, which would engage the 2x on edge, and keep it at the proper height to use the provided box with the U-bolt attachment means.
You may be looking for this one, http://www.drillspot.com/products/29...ling_Fan_Brace
Old 06-16-08, 07:06 PM
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Please make sure that you have the minimum required clearance from the floor to the blades. Most times this is 7 foot min.

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