How to hang ceiling fan from c purlin?

Kathy Henson
by Kathy Henson

Had a porch added when my roofing company put metal roofing on my cottage. do I hang 2 outside ceiling fans from the 4" c purlins on either side of the porch. I think I can build a base/bracket at the center for a light, but cannot figure this one out. The opening of the purlin faces up. With a solid base, will vibration from a fan be a problem? Fans will be mounted on two different purlins. Getting ready for retirement!

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