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Ceiling fan wobble (I should have known better)

I recently installed a small ceiling fan, replacing a flush mounted light in a bedroom. I did not upgrade the box, or add bracing. I should have, I know. The electrical box is side mounted to a joist, and seemed very stable. The fan has a bit of wobble. It’s not the worst I’ve seen, but there is room for improvement. The house doesn’t currently have access to the attic, but I will be cutting a new access hole for an upcoming insulation project, so I’ll soon be able to get to the electrical box from above. Can I improve the wobble of the fan by adding in wooden brace(s) and somehow screwing the existing box to the brace? I am not interested in taking the whole fan down and replacing the box. I am only interested in solutions that do not require uninstalling and re-installing the fan. Thanks in advance
posted by walkinginsunshine on Apr 23, 2014 - 8 answers

What if it's too low and I take out one of my tall friends??

What length down rod do I need to buy for this fan? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Apr 18, 2014 - 3 answers

flickering lights are driving me crazy!

why do the lights on my hampton bay ceiling fans flicker? [more inside]
posted by sabh on Nov 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Neverending Ceiling Fan...la la la, la la la, la la la

How do I turn off a ceiling fan that has been running for months, short of calling an electrician? [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Nov 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Flickering Lights

I had 4 compact fluorescent bulbs (candelabra base) in a ceiling fan that I recently installed and they would flicker terribly until I replaced one with an incandescent bulb and it stopped. The fan is not on a dimmer switch. Any ideas on what is causing this and does it need to be fixed? [more inside]
posted by tvgraphicsguy on Sep 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Toasty ceiling fan?

Ceiling fan heaters. Have you had one? Have you read or heard anything about their safety? Help me find a good heating solution for an attic room. [more inside]
posted by walla on Aug 2, 2009 - 2 answers

Living above a noisy ceiling fan.

My downstairs neighbor's ceiling fan is making my apartment vibrate. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Apr 28, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I fix my wiring/electrical problem that just started occurring?

How do I fix my wiring/electrical problem that just started occurring? [more inside]
posted by seinfeld on Mar 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Where can I get a triple-rotor ceiling fan for a game room?

Where can I get a triple-rotor ceiling fan for a game room? [more inside]
posted by thinds66 on Oct 8, 2006 - 2 answers

How to install a ceiling fan between joists?

Anyone have any experience installing a ceiling fan using a brace between the joists? [more inside]
posted by macfly on Aug 25, 2006 - 5 answers

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