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Old 05-30-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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I have existing receptacles on the kitchen wall and the boxes are flushed with the wall. Well actually the boxes themselves are flushed with the stud faces plus a mud ring that adds another 1/2" or so to make them flushed with the wall.

However, I need to bump them out another 1/2" so they will be flushed with the back face of the kitchen cabinets.

I know there are all sorts of adjustable plastic box extenders. Are there any extenders that will do the job for one or two gang metal boxes? I can remove the mud rings but the standard metal extension rings are at least 1-1/2" deep.

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Old 05-30-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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either deeper mudrings if you have the ability to replace, or a plastic or metal 'goof ring' or 'box extender' ex. Arlington Cat No. BE1 or BE2

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Plaster and tile rings are available in different depths. Some are also adjustable.

try Garvin.
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Many times I've cut off the nails holding the box to the stud and turned the box 90 deg. and pulled it out through the opening cabinet and flush mounted it or changed the box to an old work box.
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Many times I've cut off the nails holding the box to the stud and turned the box 90 deg. and pulled it out through the opening cabinet and flush mounted it or changed the box to an old work box.
Joe in my case this won't work because I have EMT conduits coming into metal boxes, and some of those boxes are also serving as junction boxes so there may be pass through conductors in them that I wouldn't want to cut and splice due to lack of room and lack of conductor lengths to do that. Also EMT are more stubborn to move forward if they are strapped to studs nearby.
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Try here.
http://www.garvinindustries.com/electrical-box-covers
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You could remove the plaster ring and install an extension box (not an add a depth) if you didn't care if the box protruded into the cabinet.


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