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Old 11-13-2017, 09:07 PM   #1
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I am trying to find a box extension for handy boxes. I need to extend them out 5/8". Any ideals?

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Don't know if an extension is available or not, but have to wonder why
one might need to extend a surface mount box?
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I would change out the box.
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I would change out the box.
A guy I am helping. Older guy (65 or so) insisted that we use them for outlet boxes. We ran conduit to them all and covered with drywall. I told him that there wasn't and way to extend them to the face of the drywall. He insisted there was and was the one paying the bill. So I did as I was told.

If I have to I will get the extenders that slide in the box and shim behind the screws. Don't want to but to late to change out the boxes.

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I am trying to find a box extension for handy boxes. I need to extend them out 5/8".
How about https://www.amazon.com/Arlington-Non.../dp/B0078848FA
(Can't find the depth but it looks about right. You could always use two !)
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How about https://www.amazon.com/Arlington-Non.../dp/B0078848FA
(Can't find the depth but it looks about right. You could always use two !)
Saw those. Not cheap.

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Saw those. Not cheap.
Cheaper here (https://www.homecontrols.com/Arlingt...xtender-AABES1) - but they probably don't include postage !

You could try an Electrical supply store. May require a special order.
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These are metal (handy box extensions) and they slip inside the existing handy box. It makes it adjustable in depth. Push it into the existing handy box so the flanges meet flush with the wall surface.
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If someone insisted on using the wrong materials I'd just walk away.
He thinks he knows how to do it, let him fix and finish it.
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Looks like they used the center back knockout. Going to make it hard to get the devices in. Boxes might be overfilled also.
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Looks like #14 romex. Sure hope that's a lighting circuit, not a kitchen or bathroom receptacle circuit.
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