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RACO Old Work Pans Make Lighting Retrofits Easy

Hubbell RACO/TayMac/Bell
South Bend, Indiana July 14, 2020 - RACO offers two sizes of Old Work Pans for easy remodeling. The 4" model 297 and 3.5" model 290 electrical boxes mount light fixtures to existing ceilings or walls. RACO, part of Hubbell Commercial Construction, provides innovative electrical products to commercial and residential markets.
RACO's shallow round electrical boxes are designed to support light fixtures on the ceiling or wall in existing or retrofit applications. Only half inch deep, they won't interfere with existing obstructions in the wall or ceiling. The 4" diameter 297 is popular with electrical contractors working on residential bathrooms, where they run into issues with plumbing.
The flange and bracket design allows the 297 and 290 to be used on 1/2" or 5/8" drywall without stud mounting. After cutting the proper size hole, electricians simply insert the bracket and tighten the screw to secure the pan in place. A breakable screw and low profile wingnut provides clearance for low profile fixture canopies.
RACO Old Work Pans support light fixtures up to 6lbs. They are constructed of zinc plated steel and include a convenient raised ground. The 297 provides four ½" knockouts for connecting cable while the 290 two ½" knockouts. Fittings are not included.
The 2970 and 290 provides electrical contractors an effective way to reduce installation time and increase productivity. Easy to follow instructions and mounting hardware are included.
RACO 297 and 290 Old Work Pans are available now. Find more information at

About Hubbell Commercial Construction
Hubbell's Commercial Construction business includes a suite of five brands that manufacture innovative, high-quality and cost-effective electrical products for a broad range of applications, including residential, commercial, industrial, OEM and MRO. RACO produces electrical boxes and fittings. TayMac creates "while in use" covers for outdoor electrical. Bell is the name contractors know for weatherproof boxes and covers. Wiegmann offers a complete line of electrical enclosures. Acme Electric manufactures power conversion and conditioning equipment.

Hubbell Incorporated is an international electrical and electronics manufacturer. The company's history of electrical innovation extends back to 1888. Founder Harvey Hubbell invented the pull chain light switch and the duplex receptacle. Corporate headquarters are located in Shelton, Connecticut.
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