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As I have already worked on 4 out of 5 ceiling fans I have put up so far (previous question). Now I am going to put the last one up. I need your help on this one.

However, one of them I had a light fixuture hanging on the ceiling wall that looks like this:

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So when I took this light fixture out and look at the ceiling wall to see what is inside and here is what I found:

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The one I have look much like this which has slides:

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But the problem is it is very wide and when I put my hand in the hold to find the nearest wood and there is no wood there.

My question here is do I need to replace with the different ceiling fan support box with brace kit I bought from Home Depot a few weeks ago ? This one is different than the one above and it is heavy.

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Should I replace the old brace with the slides with the new one or should I just leave it and put it up?

  • I do not have magic CSI embiggenment powers, man -- I'll need a better photo of the inside of the box to see if it's the proper box or not! – ThreePhaseEel Aug 18 '18 at 15:58
  • The bar that's there now doesn't appear robust enough to support a fan. I'd replace it. – isherwood Aug 29 '18 at 13:52
  • @isherwood - Thanks for answer and yeah that is what I am afraid of because my gut feeling tells me to do that... That means I have to go up the attic and check if I need to add a wood and put it a new one. – PROBERT Aug 29 '18 at 13:54

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