Sign In to join the community | Help
Heating & Cooling

Ceiling Fan Installation

I need to install a ceiling fan above a tall stairway. The fan I purchased is a 70" model, that weighs allot. The current light box is not rated for a Ceiling Fan, so what should I purchase to install the fan with? I do have access to the crawl space above, making the above ceiling hardware a little easier. I just want to make sure and buy something that will carry the weight without a problem in the future...  Thanks in advance for the tips, I need them...

Not what you were looking for ? Try posting a question
Posted 2013-12-26T16:02:47+0000  by rtjudd rtjudd
 

Hello rtjudd!

 

Keeping things simple is often best.

 

First, check the weight of your fan that "weighs alot."

 

Then look at the Madison 75-pound ceiling fan box.

 

Designed for variable height installation and suited for new or old construction, this box should meet all your requirements.

Madison Smart Box Adjustable Depth 75-pound Ceiling Fan Box.jpg

Posted 2013-12-26T18:08:23+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL

Pat, are these more stable than the expandable metal type that you put between the rafters/floor joices (Model # 936) that you sell?

Posted 2013-12-26T18:14:18+0000  by rtjudd

Hello again rtjudd!

 

As long as you attach the box directly to a solid beam, you should have no problem.

 

Bracing a box between two beams is certainly more common, but not necessarily any more secure.

 

The brace box is also designed to carry 70-pound ceiling fans.

 

Ask your local Electrical Associate for their opinion.

 

My Electrical Associates are journeymen and have done this repair hundreds of times ... I really trust their opinion.

 

THE OTHER QUESTION:

Can you locate the fan to accommodate those seventy-inch blades and still mount the box against a beam?

 

If so, you're fine with the first option.

 

If not, you should use the brace box.

Posted 2013-12-26T18:22:49+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
Not what you were looking for ? Try posting a question

Topic
Categories+