Ceiling fan on Iberville Octagonal Box 1-1/2 Inch AC90 Steel Stud

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Old 07-12-20, 08:17 PM
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Ceiling fan on Iberville Octagonal Box 1-1/2 Inch AC90 Steel Stud



Iberville Octagonal Box 1-1/2 Inch AC90 Steel Stud

Trying to figure if I can mount a 30lbs fan (as per specification full installed weight) to this box?

We are in a townhouse condo and don't think we have access to attic. I did find label into the box and it's exactly the box in the pic. The two screws on the box that would be used for fan mount would take 8-32 machine screws. I am thinking of using them with hex nuts for extra protection.
But is this box ok for mounting the fan? Or if not, how do we switch it, as not sure how to get in attic.

​also it has two pipes if wiring coming into it with bigger nuts to hold the pipe. It seems pretty stable if it try to move by hand.
Thanks in advance.
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Welcome to the forums.

Since you have two conduits.... your choices in fan boxes is limited.
Technically your box is rated for 30lbs static weight. A fan is not static weight.
Typically with a fan box the mounting screws are larger. If you can add nuts to the back of the mounting screws you should be ok. Make sure the box is solidly mounted.

This is my opinion based on what I'm reading here.
 
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Thanks for your reply pjmax.
after posting here I found this video online from the manufacturer (YouTube link Iberville Steel) and looks like they advertise it to be pretty sturdy - showing a person can stand on it!
Are these actually rated for 30lbs only or more? Yes I definitely plan to use hex nuts with 8-32.
 
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