Ceiling fan junction box?


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Old 11-07-20, 07:20 PM
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Ceiling fan junction box?

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Hi, Iím hoping someone can help me figure out if this junction box would be compatible with a ceiling fan? The only thing I can find on it is the number 3090 when looking at it from below.
 
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Old 11-07-20, 07:31 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

No.... I would not consider that a fan rated box since it's only nailed to the joist and uses rivets.
I would replace that box with a side mount smart box or a 4" screw on box that has a welded mounting bracket.

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Your box is rated up to 50 lbs of static load..... not a fan load.
Carlon 3090
 
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Old 11-07-20, 07:37 PM
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I would add that since you have access from above, simply remove that junction box, put a piece of 2x6 blocking at the right height for your box (between your trusses / ceiling joists), fasten it one each side, then you could use any screw on box above.
 
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Old 11-08-20, 05:32 AM
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Ok. Thanks for all the info and help identifying it.
 
 

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