first time poster. I need to replace a Casablanca ceiling fan in my house that we've owned for a year. The house was custom built in 2002. I bought a Hunter ceiling fan to replace the old one, but the holes in the junction box (which match the Casablanca fan) are too narrow for the Hunter mounting bracket. Can someone take a look at the attached pic and make a suggestion as to what options I have? I'm confident that the junction box was installed when the house was built and would be really surprised if the box wasn't rated for a ceiling fan.

Thanks

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  • That's strange...I take it there's a joist behind the middle of the box? – ThreePhaseEel Apr 20 at 1:45
  • why are you telling us how long you have owned the house? – jsotola Apr 20 at 2:21
  • ThreePhaseEel, don't know. Box is on the lower level so there's no attic access. Jsotola, wanted to make clear that we're not original owners so we have no knowledge as to how the box was installed. – Stan McFarland Apr 20 at 2:28
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    That is a moist centered fan rated ceiling box. I installed one of these during my remodel 2 years ago. It is a standard mount, so I'm not sure what you mean by the mounting doesn't fit. Show picture of the fan mounting plate. The box shuld have 2 holes on each side. Looks like one is partially covered by ceiling texture. – Jeff Cates Apr 20 at 4:24
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    Jeff, thanks. You're exactly right. The paint covered the holes I needed to use. Thanks. – Stan McFarland Apr 20 at 11:36

That is a joist centered fan rated ceiling box. I installed one of these during my remodel 2 years ago. It is a standard mount, so I'm not sure what you mean by the mounting doesn't fit. Show picture of the fan mounting plate. The box should have 2 holes on each side. Looks like one is partially covered by ceiling texture. Your mounting bracket should have elongated holes also, to help center the bracket over the holes.

First ascertain that the box is securely fastened to a building member. Then drill holes and tap the back of the box to match the new bracket.

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