I have had a hanging light fixture in the middle of the living room which I now want to replace with a ceiling fan+light. Nothing huge and fancy... but a hunter nonetheless.
The old pan box was, old (complete with knob & tube which I will not be re-using):
It was stuck in this hole in the ceiling (screwed to an old oak board that is jambed tight between joists):
So my question is... will this box work:
Is it valid? If I bolt it to the old oak board using 4 hex screws (probably number 10s)?
With the oak board in the ceiling how it is, I don't really have room to use one of those hefty giant metal-bar contraptions.