Spacer for Ceiling Fan Box

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Old 07-17-19, 08:55 AM
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Spacer for Ceiling Fan Box

Looking for better ideas than my rudimentary plan of just stacking 2x4's till I get the right depth to install a ceiling fan.

In the attached picture, I have my lathe and popcorn plaster ceiling attached to 1x4's attached to 2x4's attached by a 1x4 to the joist that I didn't measure but looks like a 2x6.

My current plan is/was to:
1. Pilot holes into joist.
2. Screw in 2x4 horizontally
3. Screw in another 2x4 horizontally through the previous 2x4 and into the joist.
4. Attached a new ceiling fan rated box.
5. Attach ceiling fan.

Any one have advice or better insight? I just want to make sure the fan doesn't fall and that it doesn't create movement to crack the plaster.

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Old 07-17-19, 10:04 AM
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Hi, how much are you trying to makeup to get the box flush?
 
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Old 07-17-19, 10:52 AM
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It's about 5.5' to the face of the plaster.
 
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Old 07-17-19, 01:44 PM
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Hi, use this box and add a spacer as required to bring the box flush.
https://www.garvinindustries.com/ele...es/54171-fannb
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Thanks, any advice how to best to secure a spacer through a 4inch hole to the joist?
 
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Old 07-18-19, 10:18 AM
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Hi, probably cut the block to size, predrill a couple of 5/16 holes ,apply some wood glue and run a couple of appropriately long lag screws through into the joist, maybe enlarge 2 holes in the box and run the lag bolts through both.
Be creative!
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