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We purchased a Nassau style fan. The mounting bracket is 1/4" too big for our ceiling fixture. The bracket is adjustable be still too big.

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Buy a drill and drill bit and make a hole in the bracket where needed. To make installation easier, use a larger that needed drill bit and add washer to screw, won't look as professional but you are not a professional anyway. Who goes around looking at ceiling fan mounts anyway???

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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