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

$2117
  • 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
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This Westinghouse 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 ceiling fans up to 70 lbs. The brace's three teeth easily twist and lock into the ceiling joists and its square tube allows for easy turning. For added ease, the 15-1/2 cu. in., 1-1/2 in. deep 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. The brace is UL/CUL listed to support light fixtures up to 150 lbs. on 16 in. centers and 50 lbs. on 24 in. centers. It supports fans up to 70 lbs. Product reference number 01100.
  • UL/CUL 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
  • Safely hang a ceiling fan or lighting fixture during new construction or remodeling without going into the attic
  • Includes Saf-T-Cap to protect bolts and wires and all hardware, including easy-to-follow instructions.
  • 15-1/2 cubic in., 1-1/2 in. deep, electrical box; 6 knockouts for conduit or Romex connections; includes 1 Romex connector
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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Packaging TypeConsumer PackagingConsumer PackagingConsumer PackagingConsumer Packaging
Box TypeFan fixture boxFan fixture box Fan fixture box
MaterialMetalSteelStainless SteelSteel
Trade Size (in.)1-1/22-1/8OtherOther
Number of Gangs11 1
Number of Knockouts/Pryouts6566
MountingAdjustableJoistWallAdjustable
Electrical Product TypeBoxBoxElectrical EnclosureBox
Metallic/Non-MetallicMetallicMetallicMetallicMetallic
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)1.5Product Height (in.)3.5
Product Width (in.)24Trade Size (in.)1-1/2

Details

Box TypeFan fixture boxColor FamilyMetallic
Electrical Product TypeBoxMaterialMetal
Metallic/Non-MetallicMetallicMountingAdjustable
Number of Gangs1Number of Knockouts/Pryouts6
Pack Size1Packaging TypeConsumer Packaging
Power Distribution FeaturesFire RatedProduct Weight (lb.)1.65
Returnable90-Day

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Certifications and ListingsUL ListedManufacturer WarrantyN/A

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  • 4.5
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This box installed easily and securely to provide a stable platform for our new ceiling fan. We d...
This box installed easily and securely to provide a stable platform for our new ceiling fan. We didn't have to access the attic to install the box, but we did have to get up there to remove the old box which was nailed in place. Make sure you rotate the support bar in the correct direction, or it'll move out of your reach as it extends.
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This product is great for working on the first floor of a two-story house. When you're removing a...
This product is great for working on the first floor of a two-story house. When you're removing an existing ceiling light and want to add a ceiling fan or I have your fixture this is the product you need. All I had to do was removed the fixture remove then remove the Box cut the old bracket out of the way. Slide the new bracket into place turn the mounting bracket to tighten it up against the studs. Installed a new box, install the wiring and hang my ceiling fan and the job is done. I'd recommend this box can anybody unless to hang a ceiling fan or fixture.
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Works great! Wish I found this years ago. All you do is cut a 4" hole, slide the bracket up there...
Works great! Wish I found this years ago. All you do is cut a 4" hole, slide the bracket up there, center it and twist until it's tight, install the hanging connector, screw in the box and you're done. The trick is to make sure the bracket is centered to the hole and also don't wire through the knock outs that are near the connector screws (you won't have room to screw on the nut). The box spacing to the drywall opening is perfect which allows for a seamless fixture install to the ceiling.
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I wanted to replace the light fixture in one of our bedrooms with a ceiling fan, but once I had t...
I wanted to replace the light fixture in one of our bedrooms with a ceiling fan, but once I had the old fixture removed, I quickly realized the existing electrical box was not rated to support a fan and we needed a replacement. The location of the ceiling joists made the 15.5 cu. in. Retrofit Ceiling Fan Saf-T-Brace just the right product to solve this problem. Installation is a breeze as you simply pass the brace through the hole in the sheetrock, rest it on the sheetrock between the joists, and hand rotate the tube until the teeth lock firmly into each joist. (Ensure that the square end of the tube is over your hole and NOT the expandable side with the screw) You then rest a small bracket over the tube and center over the hole. Next, punch out one of the holes in electrical box, mount it to the bracket, and you’re done! The only reason I’m rating this product 4 stars instead of 5 is that one of the included bolts was slightly damaged out of the box, but I had another on hand to replace it. Note: You do not need to have attic access for installation; however, since I do have access, I snapped a couple pictures and verified the installation from that perspective.
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    18 found this review helpful
    When my ceiling fan sagged on one side I took it down to discover the plastic junction box to whi...
    When my ceiling fan sagged on one side I took it down to discover the plastic junction box to which it was affixed had cracked and a piece broken off. I saw this product and was a bit intimidated but I did want to fix the fan and not have to go into the attic etc.. Well I bought it and found it to be exactly as advertised and relatively easy to install. The hardest part was getting the wiring and old junction box out of the ceiling without totally destroying the ceiling around the box. I marked the wires and took photos so that I would know which wire went where. Did the install and rehung the fan in about two hours, start to finish. I would recommend this to anyone who has a bit of experience with electricity and basic tools.
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      3 found this review helpful
      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.
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      21 found this review helpful
      Works as ecpected.
      This works as advertised. I highly recommend this product
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      This worked great. Will definitely buy another when I have...
      This worked great. Will definitely buy another when I have to put up another fan. I was dreading having to go up in the attic and with this, I didn't have to.
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      Very good product
      A little tricky to get the height right to sit flush w the ceiling but it works well and easy to install
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