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Old 01-09-2017, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default Electrical Box Hangers, opinions?

I'm researching available acoustical ceiling electrical box hangers
Seems everyone has a light duty and a heavy duty
Ex: B-line BA-12 light duty .....
and B-line BA-50 heavy duty....

The light duty one is pretty popular and easy to get, however it looks flimsy and costs more than the heavy duty one.
Looking to get some feedback from someone whose used these...
Does anyone make a medium duty bracket?



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Old 01-09-2017, 11:15 AM   #2
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I think I've used more Caddy 512HD brackets than any other brand with good results. I've also used the 512 lighter ones for room sensors and smoke heads with good results. It all depends on the weight you are looking to hang off them.

What are you looking to mount off the box?
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Drop anchor, threaded rod down to box, 2 nuts, 2 washers.
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Drop anchor, threaded rod down to box, 2 nuts, 2 washers.
Hanging a body off that box there bro?
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I've only ever used the Caddy 512...both versions. Smokes, exit signs, occ sensors, receps.

Anything outside of that...pendant lights, etc...drop a rod as Mac said.
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Hanging a body off that box there bro?
It don't have to be a 1/2'' rod Mech....... 1/4 does fine. And cheap/ fast
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You can always drop a wire down to the 512.
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I make'm on sight using tin snips and metal "2x4" studs.
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Is that an approved hanger? I've seen inspectors flip over things like that.
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Is that an approved hanger? I've seen inspectors flip over things like that.
Umm, no. The way I figure it though is that I can attach a box to
piece of lumber, piece of steel, or just about anything else if
someone else built it into the wall or ceiling, so what's the difference
if I'm the one who installs it?
None the less, if someone else thinks their inspector will reject it,
that should guide them.
And BTW, is a threaded rod to the ceiling an approved hanger?
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Umm, no. The way I figure it though is that I can attach a box to
piece of lumber, piece of steel, or just about anything else if
someone else built it into the wall or ceiling, so what's the difference
if I'm the one who installs it?
None the less, if someone else thinks their inspector will reject it,
that should guide them.
And BTW, is a threaded rod to the ceiling an approved hanger?
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Just saying I've seen it happen before.

Yes threaded rod is a hanger that can be verified for a certain weight as can the anchor.
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