Ceiling Fan - Safety Cable

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Old 05-30-11, 01:01 AM
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Ceiling Fan - Safety Cable

I'm replacing an existing ceiling fan with a new one. The new one has a safety cable that needs to be attached to a ceiling joist. How am I suppose to install this safety cable without tearing out the ceiling drywall? Is it necessary to use the safety cable? I have never seen one on a ceiling fan before. This particular fan is fairly heavy. Thanks.
 
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Old 05-30-11, 07:17 AM
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Are you installing on a box made for ceiling fans? What is the make and model of your ceiling fan?
 
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Old 05-30-11, 08:12 AM
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The only ones I have seen with a safety cable is industrial ones. Where did you get this fan?
 
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Old 05-30-11, 08:29 AM
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The box is rated for ceiling fans.

I actually have three that I am doing. One is Ellington (Antoinette) and the other two are Savoy House (Gossamer and Monarch). All three have the safety cables. I got the fans at a local retail lighting store.
 

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