Is it a ceiling fan box?

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Is it a ceiling fan box?

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A first time poster. I've read some of the other posts about this topic but am unsure. I can't find any stickers/writing saying whether it can support a fan or not. Any help is appreciated! I just want to hang a small ceiling fan where this plain light fixture used to be.

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Len Grosso
 
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Old 08-18-14, 02:15 PM
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If it has ears and uses 8-32 screws it is not fan rated.
 
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Thanks for your help! Are you talking about the screws that attach the light fixture bracket to the box? Also its halfway between the joists, I don't know if that helps? I also added one more image that is from a slightly different angle.

Sorry this is my first time retro-fitting a ceiling fan.

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You want to replace your existing box with this:

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The hardest part is getting the old box out, if you have an attic it helps a lot.

If you don't have an attic above, post back for some tips on getting old box out.
 
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Are you talking about the screws that attach the light fixture bracket to the box?
Yes.

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No attic so I guess I will have to remove it then install the new one. I'll look for a how to online, but any tips?

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is the box screwed up to a block of wood.

if so.......you may use long screws and mound the fan to the wood over the box.
 
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I don't think so. It's suspended halfway between the joists so there isnt anything around it.
 
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The screw I have circled makes me believe it is screwed into some framing. You might be able to swap it out with a 1 1/2" deep fan box. Otherwise Handyone's box will do the trick.

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Old 08-19-14, 05:55 PM
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No need to change the box. It is fan rated. You can see the screw also goes into the back of the box. Look near the bl/or wire nut on the right side.
 
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