Steel Outlet Boxes Crouse-Hinds Training Module
Steel Outlet Boxes Outline • Applications • Types of Steel Boxes • Options • Uni-MountTM Cover • Pre-Fabricated Boxes • 4” Square Bracketed Boxes • Terminology • Cross Reference Information • Marketing Materials
Steel Outlet Boxes Applications • Rough-in boxes are used to provide an easy method for the installation of electrical devices in commercial, light and medium industrial applications. “Rough-in” boxes can be used with many different wiring methods, including: conduit, armored cable and non-metallic cable.
Steel Outlet Boxes - Types Square Boxes • Two sizes: 4 inch and 4 11/16 inch square. • Drawn (one-piece) or Welded (three-piece) construction. • Used to house electrical devices or as a wiring junction box. • Available with various brackets for wood or metal studs. • Covers • Tile Covers
Steel Outlet Boxes - Types Octagon Boxes • 3 1/4” and 4” sizes available. • Typically ceiling mounted. • Used for lighting fixtures. • Mounting options - bracketed and unbracketed boxes are available. • Used with conduit, non-metallic cable or armored cable.
Steel Outlet Boxes - Types Fan Boxes • Specifically listed for mounting ceiling fans. • TP275 rated up to 70 lbs. max. for fans or 90 lbs. for fixtures. • TP315 and TP379 - features a bar hanger to mount between studs. Rated 35 lbs. for fans, 50 lbs. for fixtures. • TP1300 - PVC fan box, mounts directly to studs. Rated 70 lbs. for fans, 90 lbs. for fixtures.
Steel Outlet Boxes - Types Utility Boxes • Also known as “Handy Boxes”. • Mounted on wall surface. • Used with switches and receptacles. • Available in many depths and for all wiring methods. • Mounted in wall. • Typically used to install light switches or receptacles. Switch Boxes
Steel Outlet Boxes - Types Masonry Boxes • Available in single and multiple gang up to 6 gangs. • Same function as basic switch boxes, but typically used in concrete or brick wall applications.
Steel Outlet Boxes - Types Covers • One and two device covers. • Tile wall covers - used for boxes mounted behind tile. Available in 1/2” to 2” raised to accommodate various wall thickness. • Surface covers, eg. blank, duplex, receptacle, toggle switch, GFCI.
Steel Outlet Boxes Types of Brackets • “F” Bracket - For wood studs. Mounts on face of stud. Provides automatic set back. • “S” Bracket - For wood or metal studs. Mounts on side of stud. Provides 5/8” set back. • “VS” Bracket - For wood or metal studs. Mounts on side of stud. No set back.
Steel Outlet Boxes Types of Brackets • “VMS” Bracket - For wood or metal studs. Mounts on side of stud. Provides set up tabs to hold box in place before nailing. No set back. • “VM” Bracket - For wood or metal studs. Mounts on side of stud. Standard 1/8” set back. • “C” Bracket - For wood studs. Ceiling box bracket.
Steel Outlet Boxes Uni-Mount Covers - Only available from Crouse-Hinds! • Available in single or two device. • Available 1/2”, 5/8”, and 3/4” raised. • Available assembled to popular 4 square boxes. • Patented. • Combination Device Plate and Box Support in one cover. • Saves 50% installation time. • Saves 30% component cost. • No far side support required.
Steel Outlet Boxes Uni-Mount Covers - Only available from Crouse-Hinds!
Steel Outlet Boxes • Pre-Fabricated Boxes • Takes the Uni-mount cover a step further offering the Uni-Mount cover pre-assembled to our most popular 4” square boxes Available w/: • 1 1/2” & 2 1/8” Deep Welded Box • 1/2”, 5/8”, or 3/4” Raised Single or 2 Gang Cover • Insulated Ground Lead • Offers Significant Labor Savings. Buy the prefabricated unit, attach it to a wood or metal stud, and you’re done! • UL listed
Steel Outlet Boxes • Steel Stud Bracketed Box • Available w/ 6 different box options • Mounts on either side of the stud and can be easily moved or repositioned • Special spring allows for quick and easy tool free installation • Mounting Bracket attached • Far side support bracket provides support for boxes in 2-1/4 – 4” studs
Steel Outlet Boxes - Terminology Welded and Drawn • Applies to the construction of the box. Drawn boxes are one piece construction formed from a single piece of sheet steel. Welded boxes are three piece construction, with two sides spot welded to form the box. Pry-Outs • Provide access for cable entrance into the box and are used with boxes that have internal clamps for non-metallic and armored cable.
Steel Outlet Boxes - Terminology Knockouts (KO’s) • Supplied on boxes to provide a means of entry into the box and for attachment of conduit or cable connectors. • Knockouts can be dedicated 1/2”, 3/4”, or 1” or combination 1/2” and 3/4” • Combination 1/2” and 3/4” KO’s come in two styles: • Eccentric touch in one place and are described as moon shaped. • Concentric are inside one another and do not touch.
Steel Outlet Boxes - Terminology Plaster or Mud Rings • These are device covers used on 4” and 4 11/16” square boxes. These covers are required to mount devices to square boxes and come in various depths to accommodate dry wall. Gangable • Term used with steel boxes where the sides of the box are removable and multiple boxes may be attached together.
Steel Outlet Boxes - Terminology New Work • Refers to any job location where a box is to be installed in a wall surface not finished. In other words, the studs or joists are still exposed. Old Work • Refers to any job location where a box is to be installed in an existing wall. The opening for the box must be cut in to the dry wall.
Steel Outlet Boxes - Cross Reference Guide Complete cross reference guide is available to cross from: • Steel City • Bowers • Raco • Appleton
Steel Outlet Boxes - Marketing Materials The following high quality marketing materials are available from Crouse-Hinds to support steel box sales: • Commercial Products Catalog • Cross Reference Guide • Uni-Mount Sell Sheet • Steel Box Wall Chart • Counter Mats • Counter Displays • www.crouse-hinds.com