Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 32
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Was more maneuvering than expected
Took more work than expected. The video shows it easily installed but it took me more to install.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Busymomofthree Perfect for 1980's light box replacement
Our house was built in the 80s and the ceiling electric box was not strong enough to hold a ceiling fan. I purchased this to replace the box and it was easy to install and super strong. No attic access was needed. I will probably purchase more for the other rooms in the house. Great product!
September 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYamateur 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.
September 20, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GMTK 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.
June 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYstruggler 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.
August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gdav Works great
I was a little skeptical because I only had beams that were 1 3/4" tall but it gripped really tight and made my kitchen fan real easy to install.
September 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VeryHappyStepStoolOwner works great but still needed to go into attic to install
Was using this where a light fixture was mounted but the box for the light fixture wouldn't have supported the weight of the fan I purchased. To remove the old electrical box I had to go up into the attic anyway and there was no way I would have gotten the existing wiring through this setup without going up there as well. Other than that, it's built very sturdy and I don't doubt it will support most any fan, it was very easy to install and the electrical box it comes with is designed for this usage where the electrical box that was existing was fine for lighting but not as good as this one for mounting a ceiling fan.
June 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jay Retrofit Ceiling Fan
easy to use good product good price right size for the job
August 10, 2016