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gt1935 12-05-2012 06:41 PM

spacers
 
Receptacles go too far into box. Can steel washers be used to shim out a 1/8 -1/4"? Thanks.

electures 12-05-2012 06:46 PM

Is the box flush with the finished surface?

electures 12-05-2012 06:48 PM

Use an add-a-depth ring and nuts or washers behind it to secure it. Sometimes the ring is enough.

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gt1935 12-05-2012 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by electures (Post 1067202)
Is the box flush with the finished surface?

No. 1/8" -1/4". The box is for 3 receptacles. If the extender box goes past drywall? Existing metal box does the extender need to be metal or can it be plastic? Thanks.

electures 12-05-2012 07:07 PM

They are available in both metal or plastic.

Jim Port 12-05-2012 07:51 PM

Arlington makes plastic ones. Look for BE1, BE2 and BE1R for round boxes. They can be ganged for larger boxes.


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