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What is the best device/gadget and techniques to use in the following situation:
Ceiling fan to be installed outdoors in a porch area, in the slope of the roof rafters. Originally the rafters were covered with 3/8" plywood and then later covered with typical vinyl siding, roof slope is about 5/12.
What I would like to do is cut a 4" hole with a hole saw and then feed the device through and be able to fasten it in without having to do any patching etc.
I thought I remembered seeing brackets that would do what was described, feed them through the hole and then use a ratchet to wedge them in place.
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And no matter what you will get your butt chewed out big time around here if you have that thing rotating in less than thirty minutes.

Oh, there are a couple of kitties here that will begrudgingly allow 15 minutes of travel time and tool unpack time.
 

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i use the ones with the bar you put into the hole and screw into thr joists. in this case though i would cut a circle out of the vinyl and use a fancake box just drill out the plywood enough to fish thru
 

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Thanks everyone!
Here's what I wound up using because that's what Home Depot had:





It's similar to some of y'all's recommendations and worked well enough. Instead of 3/8" plywood under the vinyl there was 1/2" Sheetrock?! While in the in-laws attic I saw this:






Who needs a hole saw when you've got a hammer!
 
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