Replacing chandelier with ceiling fan


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Old 06-15-18, 03:50 PM
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Replacing chandelier with ceiling fan

I am interested in replacing a 28 year old chandelier with a ceiling fan I have stored in my garage. The attached photo shows the chandelier. Assuming a proper electrical box is installed in the ceiling above the chandelier, should this installation be a fairly easy job?

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Old 06-15-18, 06:32 PM
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The key here is if the box and fixture is rated for a ceiling fan.

This is what you should have.

https://www.lightingdirect.com/westi...kaAugQEALw_wcB

If the existing box is nailed to a ceiling joist and well secured you may be alright.
 
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Old 06-15-18, 06:47 PM
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Thanks, The space above the ceiling shown in the photo is an attic space that is not easy to access. But, I guess I might need to climb up in there. I'll do so if I can't confidently assess the situation without going up into the attic.
 
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Old 06-16-18, 03:56 AM
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Hi, if that fixture has been there for 28 Year’s I seriously doubt that it will be Fan rated.
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Old 06-16-18, 05:04 AM
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If the fixture screws aren't 10-24 it isn't fan rated. Would almost bet they are only 8-32, standard for a non fan rated box.
 
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Well then, I'll do the unpleasant chore of going up to the attic through the opening in a closet and take a photo of it.
 
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Pull the canop from the fixture down and see what’s there, how many cables ar in that box? You may be able to remove the box without going into the attic.
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Old 06-16-18, 09:08 AM
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Usually the old box can be removed from below and a fan box installed also from below.
 
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Hi, I just replaced a light fixture in a bedroom with a ceiling fan. It's a relatively easy job. It was my first time doing it and it took me about an hour or two. When you buy the ceiling fan it usually comes with a book with step by step instructions. Just make sure when you take off the chandelier that you see something similar to the post above, or your fan will be wobbly when its on.
 
 

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