I need to put up a ceiling brace for a fan and the ceiling is 3-1/2 inches lower than the floor joist above.
What to do?
I've put up at least a dozen ceiing fans before, but never one on a ceiling that's so far from the joist.
I thought of using long 12-24 Hex bolts to substitute for the two short ones that attach the box to the brace, but I'm thinking that's too much of an unstable suspension for a moving fan.
I have full access from the ceiling above and I already have the hole drilled in the ceiling. Everything's ready for mounting ... the question is HOW!
Is there a spacer-type extension available for a 4" Round Box? Does anyone have any ideas?