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Old 08-14-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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What type of box

I just had a set of doors installed in the kitchen to replace a window of the same size. There was an outlet under the window, but the contractor has moved the box upon my request. (They cut a small concourse of brick to insert the outlet outside. My question is "What type of box do I want to use." Is it the standard outdoor box or does somene make a masonry box. I already know I will be using a GFCI and I believe the mason who will be adding the stone step will also be replacing the brick on the house surrounding the box


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Old 08-15-2009, 06:10 AM   #2
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use a masonry box. find it at any local electrical supply house.


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Old 08-15-2009, 07:25 AM   #3
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i use a regular single gang plastic box. it is large enough to accept a gfci plug. if the brick is existing i cut me a few thin wedges to secure the box in good and tight, then put liquid nail in the space left between brick and box. do a clean job and don't get any liquid nail past flush with the brick and also dry fit the finished cover to make sure it looks good and works right. i knock the knockout on the box completely out so i can push the box back where it needs to go without fighting with the wire. cut off the excess wire. some masons recomend smaller metal boxes because it is easier for them but be careful here. i have seen some metal boxes that were too small to accept a gfci plug. thanks, bb
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