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Can this 1930s box support a ceiling fan?

No. The bar isn't meant for this. It is attached to the bottoms of the joists, probably with small, rusty old nails. The box is probably attached to the bar a little loosely. Looks like rivets, ...
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Can I remove this center post?

It looks very much like the top plate and the post were added after construction of the ceiling, to frame closet doors. The post could easily be much stronger, and would be if it needed to support ...
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Where do I add temporary support while widening an exterior door opening?

The correct way to do this is to expose the wall without removing any supports, build the new header with supports, and then removing the old one once the new one is installed. If the old one needs to ...
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Where do I add temporary support while widening an exterior door opening?

That's a lot of work for 6 inches. You could just instal a 67 inch french door. There are other sizes available too.
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