Step 6: Bolt on the box

Locate the U-bolt, metal support flange, and hex nuts that come with the fan brace.

Slip the U-bolt over the fan brace, then slide the support flange onto the threaded ends of the bolt.

Thread a nut onto each side of the U-bolt and tighten each to lock it in position.

Next, align the two holes in the top of the electrical box with the threaded ends of the bolt.

Push the box up into the ceiling and secure it to the U-bolt with two hex nuts; tighten them with a nut driver.

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    Tools List

    • adjustable wrench
      Adjustable wrench,
      used to tighten fan brace
    • lineman's pliers
      Lineman's pliers.
      used for spreading chain links
    • Nut screwdriver
      7/16-in. nut driver
    • Phillips screwdriver
      Phillips-head and slotted screwdrivers
    • wire strippers
      Wire stripper
    • hack saw
      Close-quarter hacksaw (for cutting out old hanging bar
    • ladder

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    2. FAN BRACE

    about $18