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Carlon® DraftTight® Old Work Box Offers Greater Energy Efficiency in Remodeled Homes

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Thomas & Betts Corp.

8155 T&B Blvd., Memphis, TN, 38125, USA

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Carlon® DraftTight® Old Work Box Offers Greater Energy Efficiency in Remodeled Homes

Press release date: January 8, 2014

New Thomas & Betts Product is One-Gang Electrical Box with Draft-Resistant Seal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The new Carlon® DraftTight® Old Work Box from Thomas & Betts provides contractors with an easy way to install energy-saving, sealed electrical boxes in existing structures. The Carlon® DraftTight® Old Work Box features a flexible drywall flange and gaskets over cable-entry points to prevent airflow from entering the house, which leads to greater energy efficiency in the building.

“Contractors use old work electrical boxes when working on residential remodeling projects,” said Chad Smith, vice president, product management and marketing, at Thomas & Betts. “With the new Carlon® DraftTight® Old Work Box, we’ve provided the means for sealing the perimeter of the box and cable clamp openings to create a draft-resistant seal. In addition to energy efficiency benefits, the unique design of the new Carlon® DraftTight® Old Work Box allows it to be installed quickly and easily, greatly reducing installation time.”

Additional features of this one-gang box for old work include built-in old work swing clamps that mount directly to the wall without nailing them to studs, in compliance with the 2012 International Efficiency Code Compliance (IECC) residential building energy code and high-strength polycarbonate construction that will not shatter in low temperatures nor distort in high temperatures.

For more information about the new Carlon® DraftTight® Old Work Box (catalog number FN-18-OWV) from Thomas & Betts, please visit www.tnb.com and look for Carlon ® on the "Brands" tab, or call (800) 238-5000.

Thomas & Betts Corporation, a member of the ABB Group, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. Thomas & Betts’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.tnb.com.

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