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What is an offset bar hanger?

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An offset bar hanger, like a fixed bar hanger, is a brace or bar used to offset electrical boxes from studs and other wall components. Offset hangers provide a larger extension from the wall than fixed bar hangers, and their composition also allows for greater stability.

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The brackets in bar hangers allow installers to move boxes even after the bar hangers are in place, making them a highly flexible component. They are often installed flush with ceiling joints.

Brackets are fixed in place through a variety of methods. These include rings, bolts and box clips, which all secure the brackets in place with different levels of flexibility and strength.

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