Model # 937

Internet #203743172

RACO RETRO-BRACE with 4 in. Round Ceiling Rated Pan, 2-1/8 in. Deep with 1/2 in. KO's
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RACO

RETRO-BRACE with 4 in. Round Ceiling Rated Pan, 2-1/8 in. Deep with 1/2 in. KO's

  • Adjustable for joist spacing from 16 to 24
  • Simple in.tool free in. expansion of brace
  • Easy installation, up front ground screws
$1626 /each
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Product Overview

  • Adjustable for joist spacing from 16 to 24
  • Simple in.tool free in. expansion of brace
  • Easy installation, up front ground screws
Raco 2-1/8 in. deep ceiling Fan Rated Box is designed, tested, and UL listed for the dynamic loads of ceiling fans. Use this product when replacing an existing ceiling fan. Designed with the installer in mind, and rich in time saving features. A variety of products are available to meet nearly every application. Raco's "Insider" connector is included for use with non metallic sheathed cable.
  • Durable pre-galvanized steel construction
  • With proper fitting can be used for conduit, NMSC, armored, metal clad, or flex cable
  • Plastic insider provided for NMSC
  • 22.4 cu. in. capacity
  • Maximum support load for ceiling fans 70 lbs. and 110 lbs. at 16 in. for static light fixtures
  • Mounting hardware and instructions are included

Product Overview

  • Adjustable for joist spacing from 16 to 24
  • Simple in.tool free in. expansion of brace
  • Easy installation, up front ground screws
Model #: 937
Internet #: 203743172

Raco 2-1/8 in. deep ceiling Fan Rated Box is designed, tested, and UL listed for the dynamic loads of ceiling fans. Use this product when replacing an existing ceiling fan. Designed with the installer in mind, and rich in time saving features. A variety of products are available to meet nearly every application. Raco's "Insider" connector is included for use with non metallic sheathed cable.

  • Durable pre-galvanized steel construction
  • With proper fitting can be used for conduit, NMSC, armored, metal clad, or flex cable
  • Plastic insider provided for NMSC
  • 22.4 cu. in. capacity
  • Maximum support load for ceiling fans 70 lbs. and 110 lbs. at 16 in. for static light fixtures
  • Mounting hardware and instructions are included

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Brand RACO RACO RACO RACO
Ratings (15) (13) (0) (0)
Number of Gangs 0 0 1 0
Number of Knockouts 3 4 8 1
Packaging Type Consumer Packaging Consumer Packaging Consumer Packaging Consumer Packaging
Trade Size (in.) 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Material Steel Steel Steel Steel
Box Type Fan fixture box Fan fixture box Wall box Ceiling box
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
14
Product Height (in.)
3.47
Product Width (in.)
4.31
Trade Size (in.)
1/2

Details

Box Type
Fan fixture box
Color Family
Gray
Electrical Product Type
Box
Material
Steel
Metallic/Non-Metallic
Metallic
Mounting
Adjustable,Arm
Number of Gangs
0
Number of Knockouts
3
Package Quantity
1
Packaging Type
Consumer Packaging
Power Distribution Features
No Additional Features
Product Weight (lb.)
2.375lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
14
Product Height (in.)
3.47
Product Width (in.)
4.31
Trade Size (in.)
1/2

Details

Box Type
Fan fixture box
Color Family
Gray
Electrical Product Type
Box
Material
Steel
Metallic/Non-Metallic
Metallic
Mounting
Adjustable,Arm
Number of Gangs
0
Number of Knockouts
3
Package Quantity
1
Packaging Type
Consumer Packaging
Power Distribution Features
No Additional Features
Product Weight (lb.)
2.375lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

Is there one of these for a 20 pound fan?

My hunter 52 inch fan with light is 20 # in the box.
Asked by: PatB
This model should work. I hung a 52" Hampton Bay fan with light kit and have zero wobble.
Answered by: GMTK
Date published: 2016-04-26

Can this be used in an outdoor (covered deck roof) application?

Asked by: JohnA
This answer is directly from the manufacturer: There is not an actual damp location “rating”, as there is for a wet location. For an item to be used in such a (wet) location, it is up to the electrician or inspector to make sure water will not pool on or around the box. With that said, the 937 should be allowable to use in the application you have described. (outdoor deck with a covered roof).
Answered by: JohnA
Date published: 2016-09-07

Would you use this to hang pendant lights?

Asked by: KM1129
Yes. This might be overkill but it will definitely work. I hung a 40 lb ceiling fan using it and I have zero wobble.
Answered by: GMTK
Date published: 2016-04-26

Box for heavy chandelier

What kind of box do you manufacture for a chandelier waiting 90 pounds?
Asked by: LG
I'm not sure I would trust this for something that heavy. The brace is actually resting on the drywall while being secured to the studs on the side. While you will get some friction and support by being scewed in to the studs, you still will get some force on the drywall. Me personally, 90 lbs in too heavy for this brace and you need something that is secured to the studs.
Answered by: GMTK
Date published: 2017-11-29
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Customer Reviews

RETRO-BRACE with 4 in. Round Ceiling Rated Pan, 2-1/8 in. Deep with 1/2 in. KO's is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Only had two cut-outs for wires to come in. I needed three. (The third one you can see in pictu... Only had two cut-outs for wires to come in. I needed three. (The third one you can see in picture is unusable as it ends up obstructed when the box is hanging from the bar.) Very strange that this box does not have cut outs on the sides, but only on the top. Returned it for a refund.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had to replace a broken plastic box in my ceiling (the screw holes that hold the ceiling fan br... I had to replace a broken plastic box in my ceiling (the screw holes that hold the ceiling fan bracket broke off). The hard part was getting that old box out. The installation of the brace was simple. I installed my ceiling fan with no issues and it is solid! Great product!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used several of these over the years while installing ceiling... Used several of these over the years while installing ceiling fans in my home. Several have been in place for 15-20 years with no problems. Easy to install and solid as a rock when installed.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good... good
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent product, but installation was not as easy as I thought I wanted to install a ceiling fan in the dining room, but upon removal of the old light fixture I found there was just a plastic electrical box instead of the metal boxes I've hung ceiling fans from in the past. I knew over time it would certainly fail if I attached a 30-lb. spinning fan to it, but since the fixture was located in a condo with no attic, I was at a loss as to how to reinforce the box. So I did research and found that there was a "simple" solution to my problem -- a ceiling fan brace. If you watch the videos online detailing how to install this, it appears to be something that could be put in in less than 15 minutes, and I think in most circumstances, that is true. But I was the exception to that, and you might be too, so read on. Removing the old plastic box was pretty straightforward -- after shutting off the power and detangling the wires, I started snapping the box apart with pliers until I found where it was mounted -- 2 nails going directly into a joist. With a bare hacksaw blade I was able to sever both nails and the plastic wings they were held to in about 10 minutes. The box came out quite simply after I enlarged the hole in the drywall slightly by scraping the edges with a utility knife. Now the fun began. I fed the brace up into the hole and tried rotating it to be perpendicular to the joist, but it just didn't seem to fit. After some measuring, I discovered that my joists were about 12-13" apart -- and this brace at shortest extension is about 14". It's designed for standard 16" or 24" joist spacing. I was livid, naturally, but after cooling down and some repentance, I remembered reading a review on another website where a fellow had faced the same problem and had solved it by trimming a few inches off the tube and the screw with a hacksaw. 30 minutes later I had disassembled the brace (quite simple, mine just pulled apart with a bit of muscle) and cut 3" off the end of the tube and a similar amount off the end of the screw with my hacksaw. I slid it back together and gave it a few whacks with a hammer (using a bit of wood to protect the teeth on the end of the screw) to secure it and I fed it up into the hole -- it fit great! There is a competitor to this brace made by Westinghouse. It's very nice but it cannot be customized like this -- at least not as easily as the Raco version. I took the Raco apart while working at a rental property without the help of my workshop or all my tools. I think the Westinghouse is just not designed to be taken apart or you would need a vise and some tools to pry it apart. So if you have joists less than 16", the Raco is the way to go. Now, after I put the brace into the hole, it was a struggle to get it aligned properly. I had it all tightened at one point and realized the legs were upside-down on the far end. It takes some fiddling to get it right. And as for tightening it, in the videos they show you easily reaching into the hole and twisting it without effort. Unless you have tiny hands, you will need to use channel locks to twist it. Once it was secure -- and it is VERY secure, I feel I could have hung from it without problem but did not test this theory -- I slid the bracket on and attempted to attach the new box. Aha! The hole is too small. So I enlarged the hole, and tried again. What? The screws don't line up? Why not? Well, unlike in the videos, the hole in the drywall was right up against a joist, not dead-center between the joists. So, the brace's feet get in the way of aligning the new box to the screws. Solution? You have to enlarge the hole even more to get the box to line-up with the bracket. After 5 more minutes, that was done and I finally had the box mounted onto the brace! Thank goodness the ceiling fan had such a large trim cover to it to cover the enlarged opening. Now, last step: The box comes with one plastic bushing to feed your wires through into the box to protect them from the sharp metal edges. Notice I said ONE bushing -- wonderful except I had TWO cables coming into the box, requiring a second bushing! Incredibly frustrating to have to stop everything to source a 50-cent bushing to finish the install. So this is my only complaint about an otherwise excellent product -- it is not unusual at all for a ceiling box to have multiple cables running into it, so why does Raco only provide ONE BUSHING??? I mean, how much more would it cost Raco to put 2 more into the box? 10 cents? Raco -- PUT EXTRA BUSHINGS INTO THE BOX!!!! Please! So, once I had the new bushing and the wires connected, I had a super-sturdy base to mount the fan to. With tenants and associated liability issues, I cannot tell you what a comfort it is to me. And this brace cost me less than $13. If they put in some more bushings, it would be perfect.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product easy to install Couple notes: You may wish to take the box place it over the original and draw around it, for it is probably a little larger, this way you can trim the hole with a box knife - If the original is nailed to side of truss, best to move hole 1" away from it and plan on mudding around the open side - tape a thin piece of cardboard to the top side, trimmed to the box helps to make this easier also.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought two of these and in both cases I wasn't able to get the box to strap securely to the bar. ... Bought two of these and in both cases I wasn't able to get the box to strap securely to the bar. I was using a ratchet wrench with extender bit and the nuts would strip before the box was tight. Ended up buying a version made by a different brand and was able to install it in just a couple minutes. Much better design for box attachment and uses a total of 4 screws instead of 2 to make sure it doesn't budge.
Date published: 2017-04-27
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