Is this a ceiling fan box


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Old 04-11-21, 12:20 PM
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Is this a ceiling fan box

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In the process of installing a new ceiling fan. Took out the old one and this is what the box looks like. Not sure if this is rated for a ceiling fan or just a light fixture. Not even sure how it is mounted. Tried to look in attic but there was too much insulation to check.

Trying to install a hunter fan and it says to drill a pilot hole through the box so we can anchor attach a lag screw and that acts as a secondary attachment? Checked above the ceiling box and there is nothing that the lag screw can grab onto. Just more insulation it seems.

Not sure what do to do next.



 
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Old 04-11-21, 01:14 PM
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Hi, that is not fan rated, go into the attic and find it, poke a straight wire up through one of the holes in the box to locate it easier, there are several options for boxes, check the Big Box stores. What model is the Hunter fan? never heard of lag bolt option.
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Old 04-11-21, 07:12 PM
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It is the Hunter Overture Fan

This is the model number 51427

Thank you for confirming the box is not fan rated. Appreciate it!
 
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Old 04-11-21, 08:49 PM
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A Hunter ceiling hugger fan could be installed with lags into a joist. Otherwise you 'd install a fan rated box and just attach that same plate to the box with screws that should come with the box.

You need to determine if that is a nail on box. It looks like it as I don't see a bar over the back.
If it's nailed on it means it's close to a joist.
You can get a fan box that mounts to the joist.
You should be able to use a small screwdriver to locate the stud. You may still be able to fasten the fan with lag bolts as long as the mounting plate covers the existing box.
 
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Thank you so much for your help!
 
 

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