Ceiling Fan Box

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Old 08-06-14, 06:54 PM
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Ceiling Fan Box

I am trying to install a ceiling fan in a bedroom where there is only a ceiling box cover. I can't read what it says on the box so I was hoping somebody here could tell me if I have a ceiling fan box.

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Old 08-06-14, 06:59 PM
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It look's like it may be a fan box,are the other threaded holes larger (should be)than the ones holding the bar? Also if you can get above the box you may be able to determine for sure.
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Old 08-06-14, 07:11 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

For the life of me I can't understand the thought process about allowing plastic boxes to be rated fan duty and used for heavy loads.

I won't install a fan on any plastic box.

You'll need to remove the bar and pull the wires out of the box in order to read what is printed there.
 
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if the 2 unused mounting holes take a 10-32 machine screw.than it is a fan box. use the 10-32 screws to hang the fan.
 
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Old 08-07-14, 06:26 AM
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In many cases they are 10-24 not 10-32 but either is okay.
 
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You also need to determine how the box is mounted to the framing.
 
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Old 08-07-14, 04:44 PM
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Since there is no visible means of mounting then it must be a nail-on box.
 
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