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Connection box with mounting post?

Posted by Rufer (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 11, 12 at 19:03

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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RE: Connection box with mounting post?

Get a Dremel and cut it off at the base. Or, if it looks like it might be brittle, if the box is solid, you may be able to bend and snap it.

RE: Connection box with mounting post?

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.

RE: Connection box with mounting post?

Thanks for the reply. I followed your suggested and used a Dremel. The fans are now in place. Much appreciated.

RE: Connection box with mounting post?

Excellent!!! Happy trails!!

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