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Old 09-10-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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bevel tile too receptical w/o gaps


ok so I picked a tile that has a 5/8" bevel...it's going to hit my receptical outlets and have a huge gap when I set the outlet cover... I think I came up with a solution. I need a picture frame style outlet cover so I can tile up to the edge, any ideas on where I can find an outlet cover that looks like a picture frame oullet cover?


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Old 09-10-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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Can you post a picture?
The tile needs to be run right up to the edge of the hole for the outlet, then you use a box extention so it's flush again with the tile.

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Joe it's not that the receptical will be too deep its the depth and width of the beveled tile.. i want to tile up to the picture frame wall plate so there wont be a gap... where the cout tile on the beveled edge doesnt need a thick grout line to fill the meet in the tile....I will see if I cant post a picture. I have a picture of the tile on my phone.
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Joe it's not that the receptical will be too deep its the depth and width of the beveled tile.. i want to tile up to the picture frame wall plate so there wont be a gap... where the cout tile on the beveled edge doesnt need a thick grout line to fill the meet in the tile....I will see if I cant post a picture. I have a picture of the tile on my phone.
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A picture would help--I've got a hard time picturing the problem---
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A picture would help--I've got a hard time picturing the problem---
How do you post pics...I have them on my email. when I request to add pics it wants a url.
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How do you post pics...I have them on my email. when I request to add pics it wants a url.
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ok sorry folks....I think I've got it!
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what exactly is a "picture frame outlet cover" and how is that going to solve the problem?

You could notch the tile (it's a pain, I just had to do it to 2 of them)

Or .... Move the outlet up 6".
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Imagine a small picture the size of an outlet with a 1" thick inlaid frame... if you tile to it, there wont be any gaps from the hollow beveled tile. The tile I have is not solid backed it is also beveled. its gonna take a 1" trowel to set the tile because of the depth.
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Recessed tile outlet cover ....that would be what I'm looking for!!!! I've seen a classic "formed" porcelain recessed outlet cover before,designer style like a picture box.


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