celing fan mounting on 2x6 tongue and groove

jks55March 2, 2014

Guys

Ive got a ceiling made of 2x6 tongue and groove in my Eichler-esque home. The T&G is the roof, there is no attic

The T&G sits on top of 2x12 beams with 6 feet span between the beams

I want to hang a ceiling fan from the T&G.

Think i can mount the fan directly to the T&G in a 4" octagon metal box without any other support to the T&G?"

Its a 20x20 room, so it will probably be a larger fan

Is the 6ft span an issue?

Any suggestions?

thanks!

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snoonyb

How had you planned to power it?

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 9:25PM
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Trebruchet

"Think i can mount the fan directly to the T&G in a 4" octagon metal box without any other support to the T&G?"

Yes.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 10:16PM
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jks55

as for mounting it, thanks for clarifying... i just wanted to make sure it wouldnt fall down due to the 6 foot span...

as for wiring, i was going to use the flatest wiremold i could find and run it along the beam. and then the short run to the fan

keep the ideas coming

thanks

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 11:19PM
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snoonyb

While the 2x will support the weight of the fan, you need the shallowest wiremold box for the connections, however, because the material gauge of the standard box is not sufficient to support the fan, you may need to modify it or purchase a box from an elec. supply house.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 11:54PM
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jks55

I plan on using a heavy duty metal box, approved for fan use (not a wiremold box), but use the wiremold to hide the romex for the majority of the run.

thanks!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 10:07AM
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snoonyb

You should also consider using individual conductors which will eliminate the crowding, overfill and stress in the 90 degree corners, that can be encountered with 14-3 romex.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 10:43AM
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