Are all ceiling fan hanger bars the same

Old 08-25-16, 05:50 PM
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Are all ceiling fan hanger bars the same

I am trying to install a ceiling fan in my kid's room. The box is not fan rated, that I checked and understand. I got a fan box today and was about to install when it hit me I didn't know if the old hanger bar between the joists was adequate. I understand the boxes may not be fan rated but what about hanger bars? Are they all they same? No bar I looked at indicates one way or the other regarding fan vs fixture. The existing hole is between the joists, so I have to use a bar of some sort.

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Old 08-25-16, 08:54 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Joe left you a link to a fan mounting box system. That can be installed from the room below if there is no attic access.

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