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Old 01-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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I am planning to put a ceramic backsplash in our kitchen this week. I am wondering how people get the outlets "flush" with the backsplash. The "wall" will be extended out 1/4-1/2 inch so how do people get the outlets right?

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Outlet box extenders are pretty common.


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Outlet box extenders are pretty common.
Longer screws for the devices are usually enough if the rough in is done right.
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I cut my tile small enough if you will, that the metal "fingers" on the top and bottom of the outlest rested on the tile...worked out just fine for me...

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That's certainly ideal.
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Definitely tile up as close to the box as possible...it gives you more options in terms of cover plates and makes installation easier. If you need longer screws they are 6-32.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys! I appreciate the help.
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install them like this and you shouldn't have a problem

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