New work.

Installing a ceiling fan in unfinished basement room.

Can a ceiling fan brace/box be in direct contact with batt insulation? I know recessed light housings can't, unless they're IC rated.


The ceiling fan electrical box would not generate any heat in normal operation. It should be fine to have it in contact with insulating batts.

  • Agree there is no heat in the fan box so it can be in contact. – Ed Beal Jul 5 '18 at 0:04

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