Loose box in ceiling


Old 03-17-09, 05:20 PM
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Loose box in ceiling

I have a ceiling fan to install and the box in the ceiling is very loose. How can I tighten that up or fix it without having to tear it out and replace it. I do not see any screws in the box that I can tighten to keep it from moving. Shouldn't there be some screws in the top of the box that attach to something which keeps the ceiling box from wiggling??
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Old 03-17-09, 06:30 PM
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Welcome to the forums! A ceiling fan can only be installed in a fan rated box that is firmly attached to the framing of the ceiling. With that said, removing the box you have and installing a fan rated box with a spanner bar (google fan rated box) would be your only option.
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