Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ron Great Purchase
Cons: They have 8 screw holes, but only come with 4 screws. I bought a few extra screws, to make up for it. It's a challenge to squeeze this between 16" joists when you're crawling around in an attic.
Pros: I've hung two of the four ceiling fans that I plan to hang. This bar provides a tremendous amount of support and the fans I've hung are solid and level. It's reasonably easy to install, but any challenges are mainly due to it being in a hot attic and has nothing to do with the actual product. I would suggest using a hex head on your cordless power drill to install if you want to hammer the screws home painlessly.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Redracer112 Sturdy
Very sturdy. I only used three screws on each side and it was very sturdy. The fan I used was a low profile fan which also helped as it is right on the ceiling.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck They work fine
I am the super of 50 apartments in Manhattan, NYC and use these on every turn-over and every renovation to safely install ceiling fans. Ceiling fans make the apartments more attractive and therefore more rentable. I have installed at least 50 of these brackets in the past 4 years, they work perfectly, and they are priced right. I only use the new construction bracket so I can not give any review on the retro-fit bracket.
April 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DGMAX99 Very Sturdy Bracket
Very well built fan support. Square tubing used on both extensions. Depth is self-positioning. Includes everything needed, including a bushing for the wire knock-out. Also come with a plastic cover so you can leave anything not immediately needed inside the box until the final installation (keeps paint, dirt and dust out tool!). Very nice product.
February 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sk Not sturdy enough and cheap screws
I have trusses that span 24 inches apart so I was skeptical when I read that this will not only work for trusses 16 inch apart but will extend to work for wider spans like mine. Anyhow, went to the store and checked the product in the box. Seemed sturdy enough and decided to give it a try. My other option was to actually buy some framing lumber and build a truss running across instead of using this. Took it home and installed it in the attic. It only came with 4 screws eventhough there were total of 8 holes (4 on each side to attach to the truss) I found 4 of my own screws and finished installing this. Guess what? The extended portion was loose and never quite tightened up...that is due to extending to fit 24" span rather than 16". My fear was proven right. Decided to see if I could make it work. However, the screw broke when tightening the fan box it came with. Cheap screw. The weight of the fan depends upon these two screws. Now I have to take it all off and will go with my original plan of framing cross support instead of this cheap junk. Back to the store this goes and I will have my peace of mind.
February 22, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by James does not work for I-beam trusses.
The newer I-beam trusses are 2 1/2" wide which makes them just over a 13" gap. These are way too wide to accommodate the space.
September 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maymay Good for the job
Required cutting to fit but was good for the desired application.
July 7, 2015