Help determining ceiling fan box or not

Old 06-11-20, 06:36 PM
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Help determining ceiling fan box or not

Hi all,

Would love some help determining if the two boxeswboxes currently have installed would support a ceiling fan or not. Pics attached
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Old 06-12-20, 03:49 AM
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Besides being sure the box is securely attached to the ceiling joist.
Just looking at the boxes will not tell you if they are fan rated. The only way is to measure the screws used to support the fan. Fan rated boxes use a 8-32 or 10-32 screws. Non rated use an 6-32.
Old 06-12-20, 07:02 AM
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Hi, there doesnít appear to be any marking stating they are fan rated, in fact one of the boxes looks to be mounted with drywall screws through the side.

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