Today’s DIY Question

How to Safely Hang a Ceiling Fan

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Rudy asked

Can I use anchors to hang a ceiling fan? If so, which ones would you recommend?

DIY Answer Guy

Hi Rudy,

Anchors are not really appropriate for hanging ceiling fans as fans are quite heavy. 

If there isn’t an electrical box already mounted in the ceiling then a fan support bracket should be installed.

fan support bracket

The fan support bracket should be installed between two of the ceiling rafters. Once properly installed, the fan can be safely mounted to the electrical box/bracket.