Asked on Jun 3, 2012
Ceiling fan install
I'm replacing an old light fixture with a ceiling fan. I am removing the old light fixture anticipating to replace the electrical box, but found an octagon metal box for the current fixture. I do not know if it is mounted on a beam, not am I sure how to determine that. Can I use the box that is currently there not knowing how it is mounted or is there a way to determine what it's mounted on?