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Which Electrical Boxes Are Approved For Ceiling Fans?


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

IS THERE SOME KIND OF SPANNER BOX THAT CAN BE PUT UP IN BETWEEN THE STUDS THAT WILL SUPPORT A FAN AND LIGHT?

Electrical Question from MAX about Installing a Ceiling Fan Box
Background: MAX, a Handyman from POLAND OHIO

Question: I WAS ASKED BY A FRIEND TO PUT UP A CEILING FAN. I TOOK DOWN A 4 FOOT FLUORESCENT LIGHT THAT WAS SCREWED TO STUDS. THERE WAS NO BOX OF ANY KIND, JUST A 4 INCH HOLE IN THE CEILING.THIS IS A MODULAR HOME AND I GUESS THIS IS NORMAL. MY QUESTION IS, IS THERE SOME KIND OF SPANNER BOX THAT CAN BE PUT UP IN BETWEEN THE STUDS THAT WILL SUPPORT A FAN AND LIGHT.

Additional Comments: I THINK YOUR WEB SITE IS GREAT. I JUST DISCOVERED IT.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question MAX. An expandable ceiling fan box is available and can be used as long as it has solid framing members that can support it. The ceiling fan area of the website shows one such expandable ceiling fan box. Follow the link below for more information.

The Following links will assist you with your electrical question:
The Ceiling Fan Area

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