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15.5 cu. in. Retrofit Ceiling Fan Saf-T-Brace

  • Install a ceiling fan or fixture without accessing attic space
  • Install into finished ceilings with just a 4 in. hole
  • Coordinates with all ceiling fans
$13.71 /each

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This Saf-T-Brace allows you to safely install your ceiling fan or lighting fixture in three easy steps--without having to access attic space. Ideal for installation during new construction or remodeling, this mounting brace can be put into finished ceilings through a 4-in. hole. This brace works with all ceiling fans, so you do not have to worry about size or compatibility. The brace's three teeth easily twist and lock into the ceiling joists, its threaded multiple lead adjusts quickly, and its square tube allows for easy turning. For added ease, the electrical box can be positioned anywhere on the brace to fit your project needs. The brace works with existing ceiling joists between 16 and 24 in. wide. The Saf-T-Brace comes with everything you need for installation, including easy-to-follow instructions. It also includes a Saf-T-Cap to protect bolts and wires during drywall installation and painting in a retail colored box. Product reference number 01100.

  • Safely and easily hang a ceiling fan or lighting fixture during new construction or remodeling
  • 6 knockouts for conduit or Romex connections; includes 1 Romex connector
  • Designed for installation without having to access attic space
  • UL listed to support lighting fixtures 150 lbs. or less on 16 in. centers and 50 lbs. or less on 24 in. centers; supports fans 70 lbs. or less
  • Includes Saf-T-Cap to protect bolts and wires and all hardware for installation in a retail colored boxComes with everything you need for installation, including easy-to-follow instructions.

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DOES this work for installing a 70# fan on 24" center between joists?

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May 20, 2016
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October 25, 2016
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Even though a Westinghouse rep supposedly answered this question in the affirmative, their answer does not pass the common sense test. If the product only supports a stationary light fixture weighing 50 lbs or less on 24-inch centers, then why would it support a moving fan weighing 20 lbs more than that under the same conditions?
If the permitted load for a light fixture is reduced from 150 lbs to 50 Read More
Even though a Westinghouse rep supposedly answered this question in the affirmative, their answer does not pass the common sense test. If the product only supports a stationary light fixture weighing 50 lbs or less on 24-inch centers, then why would it support a moving fan weighing 20 lbs more than that under the same conditions?
If the permitted load for a light fixture is reduced from 150 lbs to 50 lbs when going from 16-inch centers to 24-inch centers, then at least the same 1/3 reduction should be expected for a fan. Therefore the load bearing capacity for a fan on 24-inch centers would be expected to be no more than a little over 23 lbs (70 / 3 = 23.3) and is probably less when torque is factored in. Read Less
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August 17, 2016
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The instructions included in the box said yes. Mine was a 24" center joist installment, but my fan wasn't 70 pounds.
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May 25, 2016
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The max span is 15.5 inches.
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May 23, 2016
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Our 01100 fan brace product is rated to be used with ceiling fans not exceeding 70 lbs. on both 16” and 24” joist spacing.
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May 21, 2016
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This is the description from the HD website: "UL listed to support lighting fixtures 150 lbs. or less on 16 in. centers and 50 lbs. or less on 24 in. centers; supports fans 70 lbs. or less"
So to answer your question, this will NOT support your 70# fan on 24" centers. You would need 16" centers to install your fan using this brace. Or get a fan that is 50# or less.
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Can this be used in a wall instead of a ceiling?

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I'm trying to install a new light fixture in a wall which doesn't have a junction box. Would this work in the wall?
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September 8, 2015
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The Saf-T-Brace is not designed to support wall fixtures.
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September 8, 2015
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The Saf-T-Brace is not designed to support wall fixtures, and Westinghouse Lighting does not recommend using it for this purpose.
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September 8, 2015
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I'm sure it would work fine. FYI there are other brands made with plastic for walls that work very well.
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September 7, 2015
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It should work fine in a wall.
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September 7, 2015
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It should work fine. However, it would be FAR easier to use an "old work box" that just inserts in sheet rock. The old work box wont' support a large load but should be fine unless the fixture is really big.
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Is there any product out there like this with a shorter minimum bracket? my ceiling joists are less than 16 on center

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October 4, 2016
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Yes. This product is adjustable and will accommodate less than 16" OC.
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July 10, 2016
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Raco makes a product called "Retro-Brace" that you can take a hacksaw to and shorten yourself. I've not done this but a youtube home repair videographer that I trust has.
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May 21, 2016
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How much less? This brace is 15.5".
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October 15, 2015
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Hello, We do not offer a product with a shorter bracket.
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Can electrical box be positioned at end next to joist ? I want to use same hole as light fixture box that was nailed to joist.

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I am replacing a plastic light fixture box that was nailed to the joist and want to use the same hole. I need the new bracket to allow box to be positioned very close to joist to be able to use same hole in ceiling.
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If the current electrical box is NOT nailed into a joist or if the fan base is too narrow, then the SAF-T-BRACE is the way to go.
IF THE BASE OF THE FAN IS WIDE ENOUGH, just bolt the fan mounting bracket directly to the stud. This offsets the fan by about 3" but the base will cover everything. This method does NOT use the SAF-T-BRACE.
Minimum fan base diameter is in the 10"-12" range.
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If the current electrical box is NOT nailed into a joist or if the fan base is too narrow, then the SAF-T-BRACE is the way to go.
IF THE BASE OF THE FAN IS WIDE ENOUGH, just bolt the fan mounting bracket directly to the stud. This offsets the fan by about 3" but the base will cover everything. This method does NOT use the SAF-T-BRACE.
Minimum fan base diameter is in the 10"-12" range.
Use #10 or larger screws to mount the bracket. 2" length is the minimum I'd use.
The fan center will be offset from the current light fixture center. If the ceiling is marked/discolored around the light fixture base then the offset could expose it. You might need to paint the ceiling. Read Less
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Yes. My light box was nailed to a joist, removed the old box, installed the bracket. Next, you attach the included box to the bracket to line up with the existing hole, and it will work all the way to one side. Make sure the bracket is level when you install it, as you will not have sheetrock on both ends of the bracket to keep it level.
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Yes. I also replaced an existing plastic box that was nailed to the truss. The metal box can be positioned anywhere on the strut. I did the same thing you are describing and the fit was fine for the existing hole.
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July 10, 2015
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The Saf-T-Brace can be installed with the outlet box very close to the joist, but requires a small section of sheet rock for the plastic foot to rest on during installation. For installation against the side of the joist, we recommend Westinghouse Side-mount Plus, item 01250 (sometimes listed at 0125000) in a box, or item 0125011 in bulk packaging.
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15.5 cu. in. Retrofit Ceiling Fan Saf-T-Brace is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Westinghouse version also no good for sloped ceilings Previously, I posted about this product not being useable on sloped ceilings because the mounting screw posts are diagonal to the slope of the ceiling instead of at 90 degrees to the slope, preventing the fan's down rod from hanging straight because the mounting ball, with its anti-torsion groove misaligned, can't rotate in line with the slope of the ceiling. Westinghouse contacted me, asked to see a copy of my receipt. I thought, "How nice, they are going to compensate me for the billable time I lost due to their faulty design". Instead, they came back and said the product I bought was Home Depot's brand, not theirs, and asked me to change my review to make that clear. Checking on Westinghouse Lighting website, I see pictures of their version with exactly the same design flaw as the Home Depot brand, so no, my review still stands with one more star removed for trying to weasel out of their error.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This product seems sturdy, only problem I had was with the cheap screws, the head on both of the ... This product seems sturdy, only problem I had was with the cheap screws, the head on both of the screws that hold the box to the bar bracket broke.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works, but needs improvement First - there are two versions of this product - one made by Westinghouse and one made by Commerical Electric. Both have similar packaging. I bought this at my local HD and it was the Commerical electric version. DO NOT BUY this unless you need to do your remodel asap. There are better products on the market and if you can find the Westinghouse version, it is better. The biggest problem with this device - attaching the junction box to the cross member via the small brace is virtually impossible with the screws provided. Do yourself a favor and buy 3 inch screws. On my first install with this product I ended up taping the brace to the cross member and then have 90 minutes of swear words I finally got the junction box secured to the cross member. I vowed to never use this product again. Fast-forward two weeks and the wife wants a light hung asap for a party (we are in the middle of a remodel). I bought this same product from HD in town and luckily, this time I had a small access panel to my attic so I set a brick on top of the brace to hold it down and get the screws in. Once mounted, this product performs great and my fans have zero wobble. But with some small modifications this would be a much better product.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A product that performs JUST as advertised. Great experience. The saf-t-brace, for me was the perfect product. I installed it in our utility room where there had been a small fixture with not even an elec. box in ceiling. I NEVER had to go into the attic and after watching the video on this listing, I had it installed so tightly that I honestly could've done a pull up from it in about 15 minutes. I did, however, use a channel-lok pliers to turn the bar a couple times past my ability to do it (I'm average hand and arm strength). That thing was TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT. New fan went up perfectly.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, solid and helpful I installed this yesterday, it was a little bit tricky but not too bad. Once in, at 24 inches, it's rock solid. No wobble at all in my ceiling fan. It is a quality product.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Product + fix for narrower studs We're big fans of these saf-t-brace retrofit braces and have installed a total of 5 in our home: 3 for ceiling fans and 2 for heavier chandeliers we didn't feel comfortable hanging without extra support, all retrofits. These braces are very easy and effective. Use the plastic cover over the box to trace your hole. Cut out the hole and insert the brace through the hole. Twist with your hand to until both sides claw into the studs, then continue your fan or light installation as normal. Takes about 5 minutes to cut the hole and install the brace. We took off a star for 2 reasons: 1: its difficult to get it perfectly level and 2: you need to have a minimum of 16 inches between the sides of your studs, but many older homes (like ours) have less than 16. Here are 2 easy solutions: Leveling: Place a small magnetic level along the length of the rod to help you level it Narrow Studs: This metal is light enough to cut with a hacksaw. Unscrew the two sides from each other. Cut a few inches off the screw side and a few of the rod side, smooth the edges with sandpaper or a deburring tool, then screw them back together. Overall, highly recommended, as demonstrated by the fact that we've purchased 5 and had no problems
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made My Fan Installation and Breeze I used the Saf-T-Brace to install the Hunter Antero 46" White Ceiling Fan in an existing light fixture. The brace was simple to install (no tools needed, tightened by hand) - I simply twisted the brace until it made solid contact with the two joists. The electrical box was then mounted to the brace, and the fan base was mounted to the electrical box. The brace provided a solid mount for the fan without any additional modification needed. I am very pleased with the result.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple but strong I installed a new ceiling fan/light with this device holding it in place. It was so easy I wasn't sure I had it right. I cut the hole and put the support through it and with a few turns it was done. I hung the electrical box and fan/light to this square bar and finished the wiring and I was through.
Date published: 2016-05-10
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