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Ceiling Fan Brace

Blog entry by Joe Craner posted 06-27-2013 11:01 PM 3722 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I tried to put 2 new ceiling fans in I succeeded in one because it had 16 inch centers between the joists , however the second one we fished the wires through the eaves and into the center of the living room, and found 10 1/2 inches between the studs I used a stud finder and it looked okay but after I cut the hole for the box I found the 10 1/2 in between the studs is there a box and fan brace that is available for an opening that is less than 16 inches I’ve looked on several sites but none could be found if anyone has had this problem I’d appreciate a reply.

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posted 06-30-2013 02:23 PM

I thought that at the point I was looking for one of those that Lowes carries some adjustable ones – I’m not sure of the dimensions though so it may only go as low as 12 inches.

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posted 06-30-2013 02:39 PM

I fixed it myself I bought a fan brace from Home Depot it was made by Westinghouse,then I used a cutting wheel and cut the one end off and knocked the end piece out and tapped it into the new end I made,just what I needed I hung the fan with a joist 10 1/2 in wide.

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