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Can I install a ceiling fan with a light fixture into a

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Can I install a ceiling fan with a light fixture into a regular ceiling mount (it is a joist mount so it can handle the weight)?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Thebiggest problem with fan installations on existing ceiling boxes is that the box isn't rated or approved for other Ghana light fixture. The best suggestion for that installation would be to use screws uptown and into the joist, thus having an adequate fasteningnot depending on the box. Might consider a ceiling hugger fan, bigger basemore likely tone able to joist attach.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. I'll work on that first. i don't want to sound as ignorant as I will but can the hot handle both the fan and the light? ;)
I've removed a ton of these but never installed ha!
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

The circuit will handle the fan/light no problem.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Most excellent! Thank you. can I ask you further questions if need be? I'm about to start and don't anticipate problems but..;)
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. No problem with follow up questions.