Help-Ceiling fan approved junction box?

Old 05-11-20, 03:21 PM
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Help-Ceiling fan approved junction box?

I cannot access the attic floor due to plywood flooring to see what the box looks like, and I want to switch the light for a small basic ceiling fan, and hope someone can see the pictures and advise me if this is OK to use. I thought I had read the black ones were fan rated, and so much paint it's difficult to read. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-11-20, 04:02 PM
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It's not in particular the color. That box says for fixture support..... not fan support.
I'd say it's not a fan rated box.
It looks like it's held up with two screws in the back of the box.
Take them out to see what's above.

It should be fairly easy to swap a fan box in that same location.

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