How to Install a Ceiling Fan Saf-T-Brace

Next Video:
How to Help Distribute Home Heating With Ceiling Fans....5

Installing a ceiling fan Saf-T-Brace will require a hammer, drill and a few other choice items. Install a ceiling fan Saf-T-Brace with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

Part of the Video Series: Ceiling Fan Projects
Promoted By Zergnet


Video Transcript

Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and today I want to talk to you about how to install a Saf-T-Brace for a ceiling fan. For this job you're going to need a couple tools. For this job you will need a hammer, drill, and screws. Here we have a Saf-T-Brace for a ceiling fan. What this does is it allows you to put it between your joists in your ceiling depending on what the sizes of your joists actually are. You can adjust it so that way if you have two foot on center, or 16 on center or if it's a remodel and they're not quite right you can adjust it just to fit the size of joist that you have. These are nice because they help stabilize the fan unlike just the regular box nailed to the 2 by 4. Now here I have made just a model of the joists that would be in your attic or in your ceiling. The only difference is you'll be working upside down, I got this on a work bench . So what you'll do is you'll take and you'll put it into position. You want to make sure that you have the distance right so that way when you put your drywall up the box is right where you want it. Now you can actually slide the box back and forth this way to put it where it needs to go but you can't slide it the other way. So you want to make sure you get this measurement correct and this can vary a little bit until you put your drywall up. and once you do you can actually screw it into place. And on the side there's these little spikes so you'll put it there, use your hammer and tack it into place. After you get it tacked into place take your drill and your screws, I'm going to be using 1 inch screws with a built in washer. You'll take your screw, and located it on the Saf-T-Brace there are holes, you'll put the screw right into it and drill it into place. Now since this is a fan I'm going to put four screws in there. That way it's nice and secure and it's not going to wobble. And you'll go ahead and do that to both sides. Now when it comes to putting the box in the right spot, located on the inside of the box there are two screws. You'll put the box right where you want it to go and then tighten it up with your drill. Now the box is secure in there and it's not going anywhere. You're ready for drywall or your ceiling. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors and we just talked about how to install a Saf-T-Brace for your ceiling fan. Thanks for watching, good luck with this project.


Related Searches

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!