Can I replace a chandelier with a ceiling fan without changing the electrical bo

  1. DIYmyOmy profile image72
    DIYmyOmyposted 6 years ago

    Can I replace a chandelier with a ceiling fan without changing the electrical box?

    The chandelier I will be removing is large and heavy--can I safely assume the existing box has been braced for a heavy item, or is there any way to tell if it has been braced without removing it? All information on this situation will be welcomed, thank you in advance for your help!

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  2. JON EWALL profile image74
    JON EWALLposted 6 years ago

    DIYmyOmy
    if a professional installed the ceiling box, the chandellar pictured should not be a problem. if you are not sure the cost to pay an electrician will put your concerns to sleep.
    I recently replaced a fan ( 3 footer ) with a similar fixture, mine  was more expensive.
    JUST JOSHING.
    yOUR chandelier looks great.

 
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