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Old 10-16-2011, 04:26 AM   #1
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hi, I have just installed a 16mm 1 gang electrical box in the wall. I have looked around for 16mm electrical screws to hold the socket onto the back box, but cant find any. Can someone please give me a few pointers? thanks

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Update your profile so we know in which country you live.

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6-32 holds devices. 8-32 holds parts that hold devices.
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JV.,

If the OP in UK area he should not have too much trouble to find standard inches screws however he mention 16mm box so the threads are M3.5-.06 { for 6-32 } and M4.0-.07{ for 8-32 } so one of the two will work most common few case may run into M5.0-.08 {10-24 }

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Thanks for your feedback. Yes I am located in the UK. I will update my profile as soon as my kids get off the PC after checking my local trade book, there are only electrical screws that have have a diameter if M3.5, screw size =25mm, or 40mm. Do you think the 25mm will be ok to use? Or still too long? Thanks
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Just get both of it 25mm or 40mm screw length if you mounted the socket correct you only need 25mm screws length.

The M3.5 screw size is common item you can not miss it.

They don't cost very much probly less than a Euros for the pair set of screws.

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Thanks so much. I will check the local DIY store.

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