Will this support a ceiling fan?


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Old 09-30-16, 03:24 PM
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Will this support a ceiling fan?

I'm looking to replace a light fixture with a ceiling fan. I'd like to know if this bracket will support a ceiling fan or if I need to replace it.

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Old 09-30-16, 03:38 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Good pictures ! No further are needed.

That is not a fan rated box.
However, you're in good shape to change it with the ceiling open.

This type of box is easy to install with open access. There are others available.

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I appreciate the quick response. I figured as much. I was shocked to see so much access when I took the light down. I guess the medallion is staying.
 
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Look for a fan rated box. It will say so in the inside of it. It uses a different size screw and attachment point for security.

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The medallion under a ceiling fan canopy with no sheetrock support may allow the fan to wobble.
 
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The gap between the drywall and the box should be no greater than 1/8".
 
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I failed to mention, too, that the brace onto which your box is attached won't work, either. You can get a brace and box in a kit which will be compatible. 15.5 cu. in. Retrofit Ceiling Fan Saf-T-Brace-0110000 - The Home Depot
 
 

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