Connection box with mounting post?

RuferNovember 11, 2012


I just removed a chandelier in my old house and hoped to replace it with a ceiling fan.

The connection box has a heavy duty mounting post in the middle of it that is making it impossible to install the fan.

Has anyone had any experience with a box like this? Is there any way to get the post out of the way? I have tried unscrewing it with a wrench to no avail.

See the attached picture to see what I am talking about. Any help is very much appreciated.

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Ohh... if you try to cut it out, obviously, turn off the power to the light and be very careful not to nick the wires.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 8:37PM
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Thanks for the reply. I followed your suggested and used a Dremel. The fans are now in place. Much appreciated.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 9:16PM
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Excellent!!! Happy trails!!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 5:16PM
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