I am trying to install a ceiling fan (about 17lb). The outlet box was plastic
and probably not rated for ceiling fan so I have it knocked out and was planning
to use a ceiling brace kit. However I noticed that the joists was too close
apart and the bar of the brace kit is too long. One joist is flushed to the
edge of the hole. I wonder if I can just screw a metal outlet box to it. Will
that be strong enough as the support is going to be only on one side of the
Not sure I understand. You want to use one support and then screw the
box directly to the joist on the other side? That can work if you use a
long enough screw. If it is attic above, you may be able to reinforce
from above too.
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