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Old 05-07-2013, 08:58 PM   #16
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its low voltage, put the plate on and forget it's there..
You can't, due to it exposes too much of the gypsum. They would have to place extenders over the holes, to be within compliance.

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You're allowed up to 1/4" setback w/ non combustible finish,(314.20).
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You're allowed up to 1/4" setback w/ non combustible finish,(314.20).
He has more than that, due to the edges are only 3/8" from the plate.
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1/2(4/8) - 3/8 = 1/8..
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1/2(4/8) - 3/8 = 1/8..
Go back and look at his pictures. There is more than 1/8" from the front edge of the plate, and the front of the drywall. You can ask him to place a ruler in the hole, to measure the gap from the face of the drywall, and the edge of the lv plate, but I can tell by looking at the pics that they are not correct.
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1/8" from the bracket being shallow plus 1/8" from the screw head, so I'm legal. I added washers but I guess the drywall sank into the screw head enough when attached to the stud. I'm OK if I go easy on the mud. I guess people who use 5/8" drywall have to countersink into the plastic.
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Actually that is 4/16's or 2/8's, which is still too far from the edge. If you want to use them, you will need to use box extenders to be in compliance.
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Actually that is 4/16's or 2/8's, which is still too far from the edge. If you want to use them, you will need to use box extenders to be in compliance.
314.20 In Wall or Ceiling. In walls or ceilings with a
surface of concrete, tile, gypsum, plaster, or other noncom-
bustible material, boxes employing a flush-type cover or
faceplate shall be installed so that the front edge of the box,
plaster ring, extension ring, or listed extender will not be
set back of the finished surface more than 6 mm (1⁄4 in.).


2/8 = 1/4...

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