Ceiling fan in mobile home


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Old 05-22-20, 02:11 PM
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Ceiling fan in mobile home

Home is a 2004 Skyline, I'm trying to mount a ceiling fan in the master bedroom, there is currently a light fixture in the ceiling so easy peasy I thought. Nope, the box is plastic (no surprise there), the issue is it's mounted to a wood brace that was attached between the joists, the box itself is 2 3/4 deep and I can't find a fan box that deep. I tried one of these https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hubbell-Gra...are/1002439182 but that piece of wood the plastic box was mounted to prevent me from being able to get it into the hole. Looking for suggestions to get the fan mounted so it doesn't drop on us in the middle of the night.
 
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Old 05-22-20, 02:16 PM
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That box with the arms won't work there. You need a box that can be mounted thru the back of the box into the framing. Hopefully the framing is strong enough to hold the fan up.

You would use the left 4" metal screw on fan box.

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That box isn't deep enough, it's 2 3/4 inches from the brace I need to screw to and the ceiling drywall, I can't find a box that deep, closest was 2.5 inch.
 
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You could use a 4" round box extender
 
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I was under the impression that you shouldn't use plastic for a ceiling fan?
 
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The plastic extender only takes up the space where the box is short.
Your fan mounting hardware will go right thru the extender.
 
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That box isn't deep enough, it's 2 3/4 inches from the brace I need to screw to and the ceiling drywall, I can't find a box that deep, closest was 2.5 inch.
Add a piece of wood to the framing and then add your box. Just make sure to use long enough screws to go through the shim and into the framing.
 
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Hi, just curious, what is the ceiling height?
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Add a piece of wood to the framing and then add your box. Just make sure to use long enough screws to go through the shim and into the framing.
I think this is going to be the easiest/best option.

Hi, just curious, what is the ceiling height?
The ceiling is slightly angled, but where the fan will be is 88 inches.
 
 

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