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celing fan mounting on 2x6 tongue and groove

Posted by jks55 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 2, 14 at 19:42

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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RE: celing fan mounting on 2x6 tongue and groove

How had you planned to power it?


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RE: celing fan mounting on 2x6 tongue and groove

"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.


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RE: celing fan mounting on 2x6 tongue and groove

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


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RE: celing fan mounting on 2x6 tongue and groove

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.


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RE: celing fan mounting on 2x6 tongue and groove

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!


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RE: celing fan mounting on 2x6 tongue and groove

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.


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