IT IS EZ!
Fixture Support Systems created the only supports to add to your EXISTING ceiling box, for ceiling fans and
heavy light fixtures.
SIMPLE TO USE:
After removing your ceiling light fixture, check to see where the ceiling joist are (you can check with a stud
finder or with a thin screwdriver on each side of your ceiling box to locate the ceiling joist. Be sure to use a
thin screwdriver so the holes can be easily filled.) Your ceiling box may be hung between 2 ceiling joist by
a hanger bar. After locating the first ceiling joist, check the spacing at 16″ on center or 24″ on center, to
find the joist that is supporting the other side of the hanger bar.
If your existing ceiling box situation is:
A plastic box mounted onto the ceiling joist, use the EZ-Brace 101
A plastic or metal box on a hanger bar is mounted between 2 ceiling joists, with access above the box, use the EZ-Brace 200
A box on a hanger bar mounted between 2 ceiling joists, plastic or metal, with or without access above the box (attic), use the EZ-Brace 216 or EZ-Brace 224
A box with ceiling radiant heat and no access above the box, use the EZ-Brace 216 or EZ-Brace 224. Brace 216 or 224 requires patching.
A box installed with knob and tube wiring, with access above the box, use the EZ-Brace 200
The EZ-Brace supports are for the DIY or professional electricians.
For Christmas, my granddaughters wanted ceiling fans in their bedrooms. No problem as I have installed 10+ over the years. Unfortunately, I seen discovered the ceiling light box receptacle was not suitable for a ceiling fan. The box was nailed to a ceiling joist and retrofitting a ceiling fan rated box was going to be a bit of work. On YouTube, I came across the EZ Brace 101 video. This product would work since the existing box was nailed to a ceiling joist. I just installed the first fan today using the EZ Brace 101. It worked great. This is a quality and well thought out product. And it is structurally strong ! It comes with the lag screws, torx bits, shims and screw assortment in the package. I did find it easier to predrill a hole in the receptacle box for the the first lag screw. Now my 2 grandsons want ceiling fans in their bedrooms so I just ordered 2 more EZ Braces. At $24, the cost may seem a bit high but it comes with all necessary itens for install plus its a lot easier and better solution for retrofitting a ceiling fan into a not suitable ceiling box.
Made an unfortunate but not surprising discovery when replacing ceiling fan- prev owners did not use a brace or ceiling fan bracket and installed fan in standard junction box. Was struggling to find a solution that didn’t involve serious alterations and saw this in a YouTube video and immediately ordered. This was simple to install and my ceiling fan is now solidly mounted.
Had ceiling fan that was installed improperly from previous owners of house. Went to put in new ceiling fan and noticed they used a plastic box mounted to one rafter on a vaulted ceiling. Plastic box had broken causing our problems. Went to YouTube and found the EZ Brace 101. No tearing out of ceiling or the old box! Screws in securely……..
Had ceiling fan that was installed improperly from previous owners of house. Went to put in new ceiling fan and noticed they used a plastic box mounted to one rafter on a vaulted ceiling. Plastic box had broken causing our problems. Went to YouTube and found the EZ Brace 101. No tearing out of ceiling or the old box! Screws in securely to rafter and will hold fan better than typical installs. Amazing product! Love it so much I bought two for future install elsewhere. Headache repair that someone finally made easy!! Amazing product!!
You don’t have to remove the electrical boxes in ceiling to install fan.