First, let me apologize if you received this post 2 or even 3 times.
I'm trying out google's new groups (beta) and very weird things are
happening. Anyhow, i hit 'delete' on the other posts so hopefully you
won't get them.
The den in my house has a 12" cathedral ceiling. I would like
toinstall a ceiling fan and was wondering if anyone has done this, and
if so how did you mount it?
My first idea was to come down one side of the ceiling a few inches,
cut a hole, use one of those spiked braces between 2 joist, and hang
the fan from that. This seems easy enough, although it might look
nicer if the fan was coming straight down from the very center of the
Today someone told me that a mounting kit exists, that looks like a box
with a slanted top, that fits flush into the top of the ceiling (I
imagine they have different sizes for different angled ceilings).
Apparently, this gets screwed into the joist (on each side), and is big
enough to hold the electrical box to which the fan attaches. I
haven't, however, been able to find a mounting kit like this online. On
monday I'll try a few local supply stores.
Does anyone have any suggestions or comments on this? Has anyone seen
a mounting kit like I described? I'd apprieciate any feedback
beforeI start this job..