The original ceiling fan in the master bedroom broke. When it was removed, what I found appears to be a nonstandard connection.

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I'm assuming the absence of an electrical box means this is not the correct installation setup for a ceiling fan?

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    Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. I'm no pro, but your guess sounds right to me. Can you give us info about the structure above that drywall? And, you should probably take our tour so you'll know how best to participate here. Commented Sep 1, 2019 at 12:34

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You have to install an electrical box. What you have now is not only incorrect but it could be dangerous.

You could, depending on the access to the attic, box out a small section of the ceiling and put a regular ceiling fan box. The other option is an angled electrical box, not sure they have one that will match your ceiling slope but search for "cathedral ceiling fan box" or something similar.

Either option will require you to secure it correctly to the framing to support a ceiling fan.

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