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1-Gang 20 cu. in. New Work Electrical Ceiling Box with Captive Nails

  • Polycarbonate construction for durable performance
  • Includes captive nails for easy installation
  • Listed for fixture support up to 50 pounds
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Product Overview

The Carlon Zip Box Blue 1-Gang 18 cu. in. Non-Metallic Ceiling Box is designed for use with non-metallic sheathed cable in accordance with Article 314 of the National Electric Code. Great for residential and light commercial applications, the box is made with polycarbonate, is listed for use with masonry walls and can be used with 90° C-conductors. It meets NEMA OS-2 and is fire rated and UL listed for safety.
  • Use to support fixtures up to 50 lbs.
  • Not intended for fan support
  • Thermoplastic construction resists rust and won't conduct electricity
  • Installs with captive nails, ground lug and screw (included)
  • Built-in cable clamps hold wires firmly in place
  • UL listed
  • UL listed
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1-Gang 20 cu. in. New Work Electrical Ceiling Box with Captive Nails
BrandCarlonCarlonCarlonCarlon
Name1-Gang 14 cu. in. Old Work PVC Electrical Outlet Box1-Gang 20 cu. in. Blue PVC Old Work Electrical Switch and Outlet Box25 cu. in. New Work Round Hard-Shell Ceiling Electrical Box1-Gang 20 cu. in. New Work Electrical Ceiling Box with Captive Nails
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Packaging TypeConsumer PackagingConsumer PackagingConsumer PackagingConsumer Packaging
Box TypeWall boxWall boxCeiling boxCeiling box
MaterialPVCPVCPVCPolycarbonate
Trade Size (in.)OtherOtherOtherOther
Number of Gangs1111
Number of Knockouts/Pryouts0000
MountingClamp,EarsBracket,EarsNail OnNail On
Metallic/Non-MetallicNon-MetallicNon-MetallicNon-MetallicNon-Metallic
Power Distribution FeaturesFire RatedFire RatedFire RatedFire Rated
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.3
Product Height (in.)
4
Product Width (in.)
4
Trade Size (in.)
Other

Details

Box Type
Ceiling box
Color Family
Blue
Electrical Product Type
Box
Material
Polycarbonate
Metallic/Non-Metallic
Non-Metallic
Mounting
Nail On
Number of Gangs
1
Number of Knockouts/Pryouts
0
Package Quantity
1
Packaging Type
Consumer Packaging
Power Distribution Features
Fire Rated
Product Weight (lb.)
0.21

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Yes

Questions & Answers

6Questions20Answers

What size screws should be used to attach a light fixture to this electrical box? 6-32 machine sc...

Asked by Tader February 16, 2019
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TL;DR: Use a high quality 8-32 machine screw. I did some more research on this after posting, and managed to answer my own question in more detail. Thanks to Thomas & Betts and Greg for your responses! I found some online debates about what type of screws were appropriate, and war stories about run-ins with electrical inspectors, but I eventually found an Engineering Bulletin from NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) that addresses this specifically: Bulletin No. 109, Screw Attachments to Electrical Boxes - Guidelines for Screw Substitution, Approved Feb. 5, 2015. The short(er) version of that article is: * Use a high quality machine screw of the appropriate size and 32 threads per inch. * Never use drywall screws! * The screw bosses in plastic covers may crack or break if you use screws that are too large or with different threading, and temperature fluctuations may also cause the plastic to fail. * 6-32 and 8-32 are the most common screw sizes, but follow manufacturer instructions. * In the case of a metal box (though this one is plastic), it is important to have the correct threads (32 per inch) to make sufficient contact with the electrical box threads for electrical bonding between the box and a metallic cover plate or canopy on your light fixture, in addition to the threads providing mechanical security (i.e. your fixture doesn't fall off the wall). I also read elsewhere that a big reason drywall screws should be avoided is that they are not rated for shear strength, and can easily break off due to the cheap materials used to make them. Electrical code requires that you only use materials designed for their purpose, which drywall screws with no shear rating fail for this purpose. While the screw bosses on this fixture are the appropriate diameter for an 8-32 machine screw, they are NOT pre-threaded, so you likely have to use either an 8-32 tap to thread the plastic, or a bit of elbow grease to force the screw to thread into the plastic.

What Home Depot item would be the appropriate blank cover for this box. I need to cover junction ...

Asked by Nick January 11, 2019
2
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Normally these are used for lighting and fans, so you may not be able to find a round cover for this box.

What is the diameter of this box?

Asked by Nick January 11, 2019
2
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between 4 and 5 inches, since mine have lights mounted to them I can not give you a exact measurement.

Can the nails be replaced with my own screws?

Asked by SushiBreath July 24, 2017
3
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They can. I have used 3” deck screws.

With a 50 lb load capacity, can you hang a ceiling fan from this box?

Asked by Ceiling December 5, 2016
4
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Although rated for up to 50lb, these are not rated/listed for ceiling fans and most building inspectors will make you swap them out for ones meant for a ceiling fan. Per code: Where a box is used as the sole support for a ceiling paddle fan, the box must be listed for this purpose and include the weight of the fan. Ceiling paddle fans not in excess of 35 lb. can be supported directly to an outlet box that is identified for this purpose [422.18(A)]. Ceiling paddle fans exceeding 35 lb. must be supported independently of the outlet box, unless the box is listed to support the weight of the fan [422.18(B)]. So things don’t pull loose in a few years, you would be better off with (or something else which is specifically for ceiling fans): 25 cu. in. Ceiling Fan Box - Super Blue https://www.homedepot.com/p/100173618

Can this be used for recessed lighting

Asked by Bob January 1, 2016
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There are a few things which can be used to mimic recessed lights but you wouldn’t have the ability to use most retro fit LED trims. Perhaps something like the below from Cree? It would allow you to use traditional mount screws into the gang with the look of “almost” recessed. If you want true recessed light, you will need traditional recessed cans or flush mount wafers. Cree 6 in. White Integrated LED Recessed Disk Light Trim https://www.homedepot.com/p/304591815

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I needed to put up a light in my work show so I choose this for the base. it worked great, no com...
I needed to put up a light in my work show so I choose this for the base. it worked great, no complaints, I did not use the captive nails I used 2 screws in the base to go into a wood beam.
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Easy to install with the nails supplied and integrated into the unit
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I love these lights and i would recommend them to anyone if you want just a dim light or a bright light you will be satisfied with both. I can say enough. There. Is one thing though and that is that one of the bulbs went out way too soon
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There is no ground screw. DO NOT BUY THESE!!!!!, electrical inspector will turn you down. Get the ones with a ground screw.
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used the Carlon 1-Gang 20 cu. in. ceiling box to...
used the Carlon 1-Gang 20 cu. in. ceiling box to install some flush mount LED lights in my garage. worked well for what I needed.
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A quick install of an utility room light. Works as expected.
A quick install of an utility room light. Works as expected.
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Simple, basic, easy to install. And no, there's no place for a grounding screw because plastic is...
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Simple, basic, easy to install. And no, there's no place for a grounding screw because plastic is not a very good conductor of electricity.
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Easy to install and use. Added a new light...
Easy to install and use. Added a new light in my basement.
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