Ceiling Fan replacement

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Old 11-16-19, 01:45 PM
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Ceiling Fan replacement

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I recently purchased my first house and the ceiling fan was broken. I took it down to replace it and noticed that it was mounted directly to an exposed beam with a hold drilled through it and no electrical box. I've read this is not safe because it could become disconnected and light the exposed wood on fire. I am also concerned this has damaged the structural integrety of the beam. How do I fix this? Should I just continue using the drilled hole, but put a pancake box up to keep the wires away from the wood? Would this cause instability with the fan since it is not flush to the wod beam on the ceiling anymore?

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Old 11-16-19, 01:48 PM
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The jacketed cable running thru the beam presents no problem.
All the splices should be in a box so a pancake box is fine.
 
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Old 11-18-19, 07:53 PM
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Thanks! Installed with pancake box and it worked great.
 
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