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noone 10-17-2011 11:47 AM

Existing concrete slab has electrical and cat5 outlet. Would like smaller faceplates.
 
I am remodeling the office in our house and the existing concrete slab has an electrical and cat 5 outlet in it. I am getting ready to install wood floor and was initially thinking about just filling these in, but am now having second thoughts about it. The existing sunken cat 5 drop and electrical outlet are EACH housed in a 5 inch diameter sunken like cylinder that comes out of the concrete with about a 1 inch lip.

I think I would now like to keep these in the floor just in case we have a desk in that area in the future, but are there any smaller rectangular boxes I could use instead of these huge monsters?

There are two like this in the floor right next to each other. http://www.hubbell-wiring.com/Press/PDFS/HSBD001.pdf

It just seems like they take up a lot of unnecessary space.

gregzoll 10-17-2011 12:48 PM

If you are talking about the floor boxes for concrete, they make a vault specifically, in that you have the electric and the data coming out. Only thing is, they use a plastic cover on them. Is this a residential or commercial application that you are doing? This is the better solution http://www.legrand.us/wiremold/floor...floor-box.aspx

noone 10-17-2011 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 750539)
If you are talking about the floor boxes for concrete, they make a vault specifically, in that you have the electric and the data coming out. Only thing is, they use a plastic cover on them. Is this a residential or commercial application that you are doing? This is the better solution http://www.legrand.us/wiremold/floor...floor-box.aspx

Residential. The existing floor has **two** of those cylinder things in the concrete, one for electric, one for phone. How would I go about retrofitting the two into this single rectangular box?

gregzoll 10-17-2011 01:37 PM

You can't, unless you take a jack hammer and tear up the concrete.

noone 10-17-2011 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 750578)
You can't, unless you take a jack hammer and tear up the concrete.

Sounds like my only option then is to either fill them in or replace the covers and install the wood floor around them. They just take up so much room on the floor and will look ridiculous with a bump protruding up through the floor rug..... hmmm.... decisions decisions....

I wish I could somehow get them completely FLUSH with the wood floor. That would be nice.

gregzoll 10-17-2011 03:29 PM

You can if you put down leveling cement.


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