I recently bought a large, heavy chandelier (~75#, 52" diameter, two tiered) to replace an existing fan in my great room.
The instructions state:
A 1/4 IPS Pipe must be installed through the junction box and secured to a structural member of the building. This item must hang independently of the junction box. Then install the threaded nipple into the 1/4 IPS pipe."
It's easy enough to find a mounting plate or threaded rod hanger, but securing it independently of the junction box seems like overkill, and a pain. I would probably have to go into the attic and put some strapping between joists so I could center the pipe, since the current junction box is not in between joists. I think attaching the chandelier to a heavy duty junction box with a mounting plate for the threaded rod should be fine. Anyone have any thoughts or experience with this?