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Old 09-07-2009, 09:27 AM   #1
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shim an electrical box in exterior brick wall?


Hi, all. I'm replacing an outdoor light and in the process I've loosened an electrical box that's mounted in an exterior brick wall. The mortar came loose around the box, so now the box is pretty loose. I know I could mix up some mortar and secure it that way, but I'm wondering if there's a non-wood shim or wedge that I could insert between the box and the adjacent bricks. Something that can expand with a threaded screw, same idea as a molly bolt? Just wondering. Thanks for any suggestions.

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use composite or plastic shims or just caulk with concrete polyurethane caulking.

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thanks, Bob. Do you know if those shims are sold in big-box retailer like HomeDepot, or only in a specialty store?
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They should have them http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...655&lpage=none
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