Saturday, November 3, 2012

Installing A Ceiling Fan - The Correct Way

The only proper way to install a ceiling fan is to mount the octagonal outlet box in a box type enclosure that will then be installed between two of the floor joists in the ceiling. The octagon box itself is held by at least four screws, two in each of the 2x4 box sides, and in the case of this box, two additional screws in a short 2 x 4 bridge installed directly above the octagon box.

After the ceiling is opened up sufficiently, the entire box can be glued and screwed in place between the floor joists of the room above. I would hazard a guess that this box could readily support up to 500 or so pounds, so a 35 lb ceiling fain with a 1/2 horsepower motor should prove no challange.

1 comment:

  1. That’s undoubtedly a sturdy ceiling fan foundation. Having good base support for the ceiling is very important to keep it holding up for a long period of time while running. If you will add light fixture to the ceiling fan, make sure that it will not exceed to the weight that the support can hold. It would be very risky if the base of the ceiling fan has a weak support to carry the weight of the light and fan. It might fall anytime and cause injuries. ->Brooklyn Fan & Blower Sales Company