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Karen
Can this brace support a ceiling fan?
Karen

We’re replacing a pendant light with a ceiling fan, and when I went in the attic to see if we needed a more study electrical box, and this is what I found.  I can’t tell if this is intended to support the weight of a ceiling fan (or heavy fixture) or if it’s just intended to hold the electrical box in place.  

HandyAndyInMtAiry
Re: Can this brace support a ceiling fan?
HandyAndyInMtAiry

Karen,

That is a normal ceiling box support. That will not hold any weight. You need to create a cross member to give the needed support for a ceiling fan. You can then mount a ceiling box to that cross member.

Andrew

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

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