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Fan box for Drop ceiling #72536
12/02/06 10:44 AM
12/02/06 10:44 AM
aldav53  Offline OP
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 545
Chandler, AZ USA
Do they make a ceiling fan mounting box that mounts to a drop ceiling? (grid with tiles). Going in a lobby in a Doctors office. I heard they make a kit with a chain that holds it, but don't know the brand.

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Re: Fan box for Drop ceiling #72537
12/02/06 10:54 AM
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Ron  Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 582
White Plains, NY

Look at the catalog above. They have support that hangs from the structure above and at the same time sits on the tee grid for horizontal stability.

Re: Fan box for Drop ceiling #72538
12/02/06 10:57 AM
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North Attleboro, MA USA

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Re: Fan box for Drop ceiling #72539
12/02/06 12:15 PM
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Jim M  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 457
Chestertown, MD, USA
Pass and Seymour is also making one. Arlington may have added one to their line also.

Re: Fan box for Drop ceiling #72540
12/04/06 11:59 PM
12/04/06 11:59 PM
aldav53  Offline OP
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 545
Chandler, AZ USA

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Re: Fan box for Drop ceiling #72541
12/05/06 06:26 PM
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SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
Wow. So THAT'S how it's done?! Never would have guessed. Yeah, thanks!! [Linked Image]

Re: Fan box for Drop ceiling #72542
12/05/06 09:50 PM
12/05/06 09:50 PM
Tesla  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,273
Sacramento, CA

The Arlington design is from me....

I gave it to Rex Moore some two years ago....

It was MY idea to use turnbuckles to solve a soft lid HEAVY pendant lighting situation in Grass Valley, California.

Weird, that Arlington quotes my Rex Moore buddy inre the time saved.

They don't deserve any patent since such an install is already 26 months old.

As for myself, impossible for me to receive $$$ for my idea. I'm not a manufacturing engineer.

BTW, my current employeer wanted to know why I wanted turnbuckles for just such an application -- recently -- and the very next day EC Mag shows the Arlington Ad.

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