Overhead ceiling box rated for fan?

Old 10-02-21, 01:11 PM
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Overhead ceiling box rated for fan?

Ran into an issue the ceiling pan affixed to one of my room lights has all the markings covered over with paint. Cannot tell if ceiling electrical pan is rated or safe to use with ceiling fan.

Seems as if screws through pan affix it to a wooden stud.(pics at end)

Is this ceiling fan rated yes/no? What steps do i need to verify, if its indeterminate?
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Old 10-02-21, 01:44 PM
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For $4 why not just change it and be done.

The real question is as much the box but what it's attached to. Another reason to pull it out and have look up there!
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The tabs that hold the screws appear to be just a section of the box bent over and threaded. That is not a fan rated box.
Old 10-03-21, 09:16 AM
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Sorry.... my reply didn't post.

As mentioned that doesn't look like a fan rated box.
It's a pancake box. It's mounted directly to the bottom of a joist.

There are two replacement choices. One looks identical but it has threaded inserts for the screws to go into. The second style mounts directly on the joist and the fan mounting bolts go thru the box into the wood.

............................. My choice is the saddle box as the two lag bolts into the joist is very strong.

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