The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
breaker meltdown
by sparky
09/27/16 07:30 PM
230 or 345 kV transmission lines?
by Vlado
09/24/16 09:33 AM
Electrical mast flashing product
by ThomasWinfrey
09/22/16 12:14 AM
What estimating software do you recommend?
by sparky
09/21/16 07:20 PM
"Dry Run" Inspection goes awry
by HotLine1
09/20/16 07:39 PM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
HotLine1 14
sparky 10
gfretwell 8
sparky66wv 8
Vlado 6
Who's Online
0 registered (), 247 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#206997 - 09/10/12 11:07 AM Cut in light boxes
sparkync Offline
Member

Registered: 10/17/02
Posts: 811
Loc: NC
Anyone know the official company name of the "Union" cut in light boxes that have the metal "ears" at the back of the box that pull up to the sheet rock? I have found the site for "Allied Moulded Products" that has one identical but there's not any suppliers real close to my area who carries them as far as I know. The boxes that Lowes and Home Depot sells just don't get it with me. When mounting a bathroom wall mount fixture the flange sticks out from the edge of the fixture and the last one I done, I had to trim off the top, bottom, and sides to hide it from protruding out from the canopy of the fixture. Also cutting them in is not as easy as the ones using just the toggle at the back of the box. I can just use a 3 5/8 hole saw and the box goes right in. What type do you all use?? Thanks.. Steve

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#206999 - 09/10/12 11:59 PM Re: Cut in light boxes [Re: sparkync]
NORCAL Offline
Member

Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 805
The big box store cut-in boxes are Carlon* & A POS IMHO,Allied Moulded is my choice just use a 3 5/8" holesaw & your done, not sure if the Union/Sylvania/Challenger boxes are still around, but T&B may have bought them......

*The "Romex" brand boxes seem to be Carlon clones or re branded for Southwire.

Top
#207096 - 09/21/12 04:27 PM Re: Cut in light boxes [Re: sparkync]
WNYJim Offline
Member

Registered: 06/06/02
Posts: 39
Loc: Rochester, NY, USA
I did find the Allied round push-in boxes on Amazon.
One of the sites that has the boxes for sale is Ace Hardware.
You might try your local Ace Hardware or a search on Amazon for Allied Molded Fiberglass Old Work Outlet Box (H9338=ESK)

Top
#207099 - 09/21/12 08:35 PM Re: Cut in light boxes [Re: sparkync]
KJay Offline
Member

Registered: 11/27/07
Posts: 763
Loc: MA, USA
Union is Thomas & Betts. I believe the 3-1/2" round boxes with the metal ears are their #3080-9. I generally don't like phenolic boxes, but I've used these quite a bit over the years and find they actually work very well for some installations.
T&B Boxes

Top



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals