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Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ? #61573 01/28/06 07:37 PM
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If it is the 2ft and not 2" then Larry Fine's
dwg will work just fine, and no problem getting canopy cover on, the thing that threw me off was no canopy cover.

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Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ? #61574 01/28/06 10:52 PM
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Thanks for all the responses gang!

I like Larry's solution.... It is first floor - 10 foot room with 2 foot dropped tiles (sorry I used the ' instead of foot - it does look a lot like " when I'm tired!). I've done the basement thing before - troffers and damn near 0 clearance.... Of course, I don't want to support the weight on the t-bar, and can get up to the flooring timbers above for a real anchor. Getting the fan box down to tile level solves the canopy problem as well.

Now, if Larry can come up with a mfg. and part no., I'll see if I can get a couple of them up here in the woods of Maine <grin>. Supply house(s) in Portland are co-operative, but lots of shipping, special order, no return stuff.....

I think I'll take care of a few of the flying splices while I'm at it - we see some amazing things up here! Maybe take a photo to stir up some discussion! Found some zip cord running out of an outlet, up behind 3/4 inch v-match paneling, along under crown moulding, thru a wall to feed a hall light.

Carpenter installed new water heater at owner's request, then asked me how full it needed to be before he turned on the breaker...... Breakers were "locked out" with silver lockout tape at panel and at heater location. New top element solved that problem.......

[This message has been edited by grover (edited 01-28-2006).]

Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ? #61575 01/28/06 11:11 PM
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I'll run out to my storage shed tomorrow and check the box for a part number. Be sure to remind me.


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Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ? #61576 01/28/06 11:45 PM
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Thanks Larry - I'll be watching.....

Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ? #61577 01/29/06 12:46 PM
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Since you are only 2 " from a structural wood ceiling, why don't you lag on some additional wood to the existing ceiling as a furring method and then attach your box to that?

Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ? #61578 01/29/06 12:55 PM
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Whoops, I turned 2' into 2" also. In the 2' scenereo, you can use a threaded rod screw in hanger, (3/8") and a piece of 3/8" rod down to your fan rated box. That caddy bar is the bomb also for the sway.

Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ? #61579 01/29/06 01:36 PM
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Does anyone have a part # for the Caddy? I assume it works to stop sway and torque, but Google doesn't get me anywhere.... I need to order them tomorrow - can take a week to get a special order up here.....

Thanks.

Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ? #61580 01/29/06 02:21 PM
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Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ? #61581 01/29/06 03:39 PM
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Thats it caselec, I've used these in a commercial bldg and they work fine. I used T-Bar wire instead of chain though, it is more stable that way.

Re: Fan mount - t-bar dropped ceiling ? #61582 01/29/06 04:00 PM
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Got it! Thanks guys! I'll be on the phone to my supply house firts thing in the AM. I've hung a lot of troffers in commercial when I was in San Jose, but now it mostly resi here in Maine....

Agree about the wire too....

Grov

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