Is my ceiling box suitable for a fan/light?

Old 08-05-12, 08:19 AM
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Is my ceiling box suitable for a fan/light?

I want to mount a ceiling fan in my 50-s built house. I removed axisting light fixture and found there was now any marks indicated it was suitable for a fan. I attached a picture. I will appreciate any advice. Thank you in advance,
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Old 08-05-12, 09:28 AM
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No it isn't fan rated. The mounting ears tell the story. They are too light weight and probably 8-32. Good news is it should probably be easy to remove. That screw in the center is probably all you need to loosen to remove it.
Old 08-05-12, 09:50 AM
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I happened to still have a pix of a fan rated box that will help you understand fan rating. You will need 10-24 screws to attach your fan spanner to the box and only to the posts, and not to the ears.
Do you have access above this box?

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