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Old 02-10-2008, 08:05 AM   #1
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Tiling aroung electrical outlet?

I am redoing my kitchen backsplash and I have a 2 gang box with 2 outlets.

I have the boxes out of the drywall now (just a hole).

What type of box should I get so I can tile around the outlet?

Should I get a "mud ring" and if so, how close to the ring do I tile to?

I guess I just want to make sure the plate covers the tile edges?




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Old 02-10-2008, 09:58 AM   #2
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I would suggest getting two gangable old work boxes or a two gang old work box. Buy the box and cover before you tile, and you will be able to hold a ruler up to them to determine the size of the hole you need.


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Old 02-10-2008, 03:26 PM   #3
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Your 2G box is fine. A mud ring goes on a 4 square box.

Be sure and cut your tile allowing room for the GFCI/decora switch cover plate screws which are about 1/4 inch above the device screws. If you cut the holes too tight the screws tend to stop when the hit the tile. It is a very precise cut because you want the plaster ears to hit the tile but not the cp screw.

If you use nylon covers you can float the devices out a touch and the plates will secure them without breaking.
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