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Old 04-06-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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Electrical box mounting position

I'm installing an electrical box for a built-in kitchen appliance. I know that normally, I have to have the front edge of the box flush with the drywall, however, this particular box is going to be inside a cabinet, on the back wall. In this case, do I have to mount the box flush with the back wall of the cabinet?

What about for a countertop box surrounded by a tile backsplash? Does it have to be flush with the tile or can it be recessed a little?


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has to be within 1/4" of finished surface. setback boxes can use a box extender/ goof ring similar to Arlington BE1


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Originally Posted by Techy View Post
has to be within 1/4" of finished surface.
This is only true with non combustable materials...

Box extender, Arlington BE1

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If the box is inside the cabinet, it can be mounted to the back of the cabinet.
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