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Old 01-25-2010, 11:45 AM   #1
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How to 'extend' an electrical box


I am installing some peg board above the workbench of my garage. There are a couple outlets where I want the peg board. Since the peg board needs to be spaced about 3/4" from the wall, is there a way I can 'extend' the outlets so they sit flush with the new pegboard?

Can I just use longer screws for the receptacles? Or do they make some sort of box extension that will allow me to pull the receptacles outward 3/4"?

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Yes, you will need to use a box extender to bring the front of the box flush with the front of the pegboard. There are several styles available. Here is one style

These may require you to get longer 6-32 screws to secure the device to the box.

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Thanks a lot!! Do you think I can get those at my local Lowes' or Home Depot? All I need is two 2-gang extenders.
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I have never seen them in the big box stores. You may need to go to an electrical supply house.
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