[Fan Rated Box?] I have the same question....

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Red face [Fan Rated Box?] I have the same question....

My current box holds a chandelier that is just as heavy as the fan i wish to hang(see photos). Thoughts??
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To much stuff obscuring a clear view of the box for me to see. Do you have mounting posts not just ears in the box? If not do the mounting screws go all the way into the back of the box? Are the mounting screws 10-24. Is the box marked Fan Rated?
holds a chandelier that is just as heavy as the fan i wish to hang
Weight is only one factor. It must also be rated for a dynamic load. A chandelier is a static load so while the wight may be the same the type of load is different..
 
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Ceiling box

I cannot see any markings. The house was built in 2003. It looks like they go all the way through. But the box is plastic which is my concern regarding vibration and torque from the fan.
 
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Here's the box you want. The existing plastic box can be removed by gently prying away from joist and using a hand-held hacksaw blade or oscillating tool to cut through nails.
 
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