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21.5 cu. in. Remodel Ceiling Fan Sidemount Plus Fan Box

  • For securely hanging a ceiling fan or a light fixture
  • Supports up to 70 lb. fans and 150 lb. fixtures
  • Includes protective Saf-T-Cap and hardware with instructions
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Product Overview

The Westinghouse Sidemount Plus Fan Box allows you to safely install your ceiling fan or lighting fixture without having to access attic space. The box's design provides secure attachment to an existing ceiling joist. It is ideal for installation during new construction or remodeling, and can be installed in finished ceilings through a hole large enough to fit the box. The Sidemount Plus features a heavy-duty, all-metal, 2-1/8 in. deep, dual-mount electrical box with 21-1/2 cu. in. capacity. To install it in a finished ceiling, simply mount the bracket to a joist through a 4 in. hole in the drywall, pull the wire into the box, and remount the box to the bracket. The sidemount bracket is removable for easy replacement of existing nail-on boxes without attic access. The kit is UL listed to support fans and light fixtures up to 70 lbs. It includes 10-24 threads for heavier fans and fixtures and 8-32 threads for cover plates and lightweight lighting fixtures. Product reference number 01240.
  • Safely and easily hang a ceiling fan or lighting fixture
  • Compatible with all fans and fixtures, with both 10-24 and 8-32 threads
  • Features 3 knockouts for conduit or Romex; 1 Romex clamp
  • UL listed to support fans and light fixtures up to 70 lbs.
  • Includes Saf-T-Cap to protect bolts and wires and all hardware for installation in a retail colored box Comes with everything you need for installation, including easy-to-follow instructions

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Packaging TypeConsumer PackagingConsumer PackagingConsumer PackagingConsumer Packaging
Box TypeFan fixture boxFan fixture boxFan fixture boxWall box
MaterialMetalSteelSteelSteel
Trade Size (in.)OtherOtherOther1/2
Number of Gangs1111
Number of Knockouts/Pryouts3565
MountingOld WorkBracketAdjustableAdjustable,Bracket
Metallic/Non-MetallicMetallicMetallicMetallicMetallic
Power Distribution FeaturesFire RatedFire RatedFire RatedNo Additional Features
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.25
Product Height (in.)
4.06
Product Width (in.)
5.62
Trade Size (in.)
Other

Details

Box Type
Fan fixture box
Color Family
Metallic
Electrical Product Type
Box
Material
Metal
Metallic/Non-Metallic
Metallic
Mounting
Old Work
Number of Gangs
1
Number of Knockouts/Pryouts
3
Pack Size
1
Packaging Type
Consumer Packaging
Power Distribution Features
Fire Rated
Product Weight (lb.)
1.16
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
N/A

Questions & Answers

4Questions3Answers

What size nut driver is used to mount the box?

Asked by Mike June 29, 2019
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Answer

The wood screws to mount the box can be installed using a #2 or #3 Phillips Head screw driver or a 3/8” hex nut driver. The ground screw and the 10/24 bolts to mount the fan or fixture to the box use a 5/16” hex nut driver.

What is the minimum joist height needed to mount one of these boxes? I have a 2 x 4 (i.e. 1.5 inc...

Asked by SDP August 6, 2017
1
Answer

The minimum joist height for installing this product is 3.5 inches. For installations of the type described, we would suggest consulting a local contractor to ensure that the installation meets local code requirements for support of the fixture or fan you are trying to install. Also consult a local contractor to determine what size pilot holes, if any, are allowed by local code.

will this item support 75 lbs for ceiling fan?

Asked by stang December 10, 2016
1
Answer

Hello, Acceptable for fan support of 70 lbs or less. Thank you!

Need to update pic and information this items has been replaced by the cheaper HD in house brand?

Asked by Miley January 14, 2016
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Customer Reviews

  • 3.3
    out of 20 reviews
  • 41% recommend this product
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Fan will not sit flush to sheetrock
Not to bad of an install IF you have a 5/16 impact rated tip do not even think about using a Philips tip! , had box completely flush with sheetrock once everything was installed fan comes off sheetrock a little not much but messes up my quality. Couldnt use the bracket that goes stud to stud because fan box was directly beside stud not horrible but I definitely can notice
by Aundre
The plastic cover is a nice feature but I'm not...
The plastic cover is a nice feature but I'm not sure how necessary it is for a remodel box.
by CRAIG
Would have worked perfectly if I had used it
Would have worked perfectly if I had used it
by Winkus
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
best fan box I came across
best fan box I came across
by Tom
5 Star Review
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by HomeDepotCustomer
I used this to hang a fan in my living room. The original box was a puny metal light fixture box ...
I used this to hang a fan in my living room. The original box was a puny metal light fixture box that wasn't properly installed. This box was perfect for me because the hole was close enough to the ceiling joist and a brace would've meant making a new hole. I didn't have any of the problems others have mentioned. I drilled the pilot holes, screwed down the bracket and finally screwed down (up?) the nuts to secure the box to the bracket. Everything is leveled and the fan doesn't bounce or appear to do anything weird. The fan has been up there for about a year now and may weigh close to 20 pounds with light fixture. To be honest, I kind of prefer the way this mounts compared to the braces because I always wonder how simply screw/driving the braces spikes into the wood actually hold up the weight of the fans. I've only needed to use two braces in my home and so far they haven't failed though.
by QuikShot
4 people found this helpful
Disappointing
I think this box is probably the best packaged item on the electrical aisle. There's no way to get it home and discover somebody snagged a part. Plus it has a nice plastic cover to keep your box from getting painted during a renovation. The thoughtfulness, combined with the price led me to believe this would probably be a great choice for renovating a very old house where a bar support isn't possible. It's not a great choice. It's a two piece design, which seems handy, but it's worse than nothing of the joists aren't at 90 degrees. Where a one piece box would just be uneven, the two piece box causes the entire assembly to bounce if the joist is tilted toward the box. The hardware is just awful. The box mounting screws are extremely soft. While I didn't break them because I drilled a pilot hole first, you can only take them out once or twice before the corners on the hex head round off. I didn't even try the Philips drive. It rounds out just looking at it. But more importantly, the box mounting screws are too small for the holes in the bracket. The integral washer only gives you about 60% contact with the box. The other 40% of the washer is hanging out over empty space. That's a bad design, even if the screws weren't super soft. But they are soft, so it calls into question the ultimate safely supported load. The back of the box has great hardpoints for the fan mounting screws, which would be a great feature if the overall box design wasn't broken. Here too, the hardware was really bad. The threads on the screws and the box are entirely different tolerances of the same size. The box holes are much more tightly threaded than the included screws. The end result being the screw gets rethreaded every time you turn it. Overall it's a good looking thing that seems to have been designed for a higher calling, but cheaped out for retail. It's way too expensive for the hassle involved and the unstable design. I won't buy another.
by RoundAndRoundBatteryDown
7 people found this helpful
The attached bolts sheered off, when I tightened the box to the bracket - I've seen other people ...
The attached bolts sheered off, when I tightened the box to the bracket - I've seen other people complaining on the internet that the same thing happened to them.
by disappointed
2 people found this helpful
Not a great product
I have installed this product twice. Each time I have been disappointed. If the ceiling is strapped (as most in New England are) then the box will not sit flush with the face of the 1/2" ceiling. If you try and slide the box low enough to bring the box flush with the ceiling then the box is not stable. I gave it a second chance on another install, I wish I hadn't.
by IpswichJim
2 people found this helpful
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