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#61563 - 01/28/06 01:40 PM Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ?
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I have a residential customer who wants 2 ceiling fans installed. The ceiling is 2' grid t-bar, dropped about 2' below the flooring timbers - concealing plumbing and heating for the upstairs.

I guess I could do a common fan box with a long downrod and a hole throught the tile, but it would look tacky - no canopy cover....

Anyone done this? Any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks!
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#61564 - 01/28/06 02:23 PM Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ?
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Caddy makes a T-Bar Fan bracket.
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#61565 - 01/28/06 02:35 PM Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ?
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I can't find it online, but I have three Carlon suspended-ceiling fan boxes. They support the weight with a length of chain, and have arms that attach to the grid to prevernt torque-induced rotation.

I'll see if I can find a part number for you. Something like this:

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#61566 - 01/28/06 02:44 PM Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ?
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Larry,

Good way to do it except, someone installed the ceiling at 2 inches, so now he will be mounting below the ceiling, I don't how they get the tiles out, without damage with only 2 inch clearance, well, those instructions for ceiling installation, were only printed because the manufacture, had a lot of ink, and paper laying around.
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#61567 - 01/28/06 02:50 PM Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ?
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LK....I thought it was 2 feet.....
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#61568 - 01/28/06 03:27 PM Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ?
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I belive, it's 3 1/2 inches min. clearance.
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#61569 - 01/28/06 03:29 PM Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ?
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LK

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The ceiling is 2' grid t-bar, dropped about 2' below the flooring timbers




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#61570 - 01/28/06 03:35 PM Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ?
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........I was right ?............alert the media
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#61571 - 01/28/06 04:03 PM Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ?
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Yes, and he did say long down rod, but residential, when he said hide pipes for upstairs, i am thinking basement, if it's 2 ft. that must be some basement, now it may be the first floor of 10ft ceiling, but most of the time we run into problems with too little clearance in basement, hope he comes back to let us know, but it may be the 2 ft because he did say long rod, the other confusing thing is, have to go thru ceiling, with 2 ft he has plenty of space, the no canopy cover is what has me thinking too close.



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#61572 - 01/28/06 04:24 PM Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ?
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If it is really only a few inches up to the hard ceiling I would mount the box to truss and let it poke through the Tbar panel.

Take the panel out, locate your mounting spot, cut the ceiling panel and reinstall it, then put the box in the hole and screw it in.
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