Will this box support a ceiling fan?


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Old 01-09-19, 01:09 PM
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Will this box support a ceiling fan?

I'm trying to replace the light fixture with a hunter fan in the first floor bedroom. The house has two story so I cannot inspect the box from above. The builder spray painted the box so I cannot see any words on the box indicating it's a fan box. The house is build in 2006. Can someone help me identifying the box plz?

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Old 01-09-19, 01:38 PM
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I also removed two wood screws from the red circled area. I am pretty sure the box was attached to some kind of wood above. Does that mean the box is attached to a ceiling joist? I

In case the box is not a fan-rated box, the hunter instruction provided directions to mount into support structure.

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Old 01-09-19, 02:44 PM
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Yes.... that is a fan rated box. It's called a saddle box and is attached directly to the bottom of a joist. Depending on what type of fan you have...... those two lag bolts can be used to hold the bracket up.
 
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Old 01-09-19, 03:00 PM
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Thank you so much for the quick reply! I start trying to connect the fan to the wood structure above since it is a hunter 54 inches ceiling fan and I'm not sure how much weight the electric box can hold.
I followed the instructions provided in the manual and drill pilot holes first and got some wood shavings....that means I found the ceiling joist right? Sorry I am a newbie and have no idea how to find ceiling joist.
 
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You shouldn't have to drill. Use the two long screws you removed from the box.
That spacing will match a Hunter ceiling hugger fan.
 
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Old 01-09-19, 03:12 PM
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Thank you so much for the help! I will post a picture when the work is done!
 
 

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