Bought a 1960's house with an antique ceiling fan in the MBR that
sounds like a B-29 on its takeoff roll. No problem; I can replace a
ceiling fan in my sleep. Bought a new fan, put it together on the
living room floor and went in to take the old one down when disaster
The old fan is hung from a hook screwed into a ceiling joist and rests
in a ruber biscuit. The wire is just poked through a hole in the
ceiling and there is no box to hang the new fan. Attic access is
extremely limited and I would have to crawl over and under about 37
miles of ductwork to get to this corner bedroom. I know that there are
telescoping boxes that you can feed through a "small" hole and screw
open to expand, but I don't trust them.
Does anyone make an old fashioned ceiling fan that hangs from a hook
rather than mounting to a box? If push comes to shove I will have to
spend spend a few hours of quality time in the attic navigating my way
to the back bedroom to install a reinforced electrical box in the
ceiling, but if there is any way to avoid it, I would love to.