I buy the larger size, I dont have the room to stock every box....It just makes the rough in and trim out more enjoyable with the extra room.Building a new house and went to purchase the blue plastic outlet boxes but they come in 18, 20 and other sizes. What size do most electricians use for new construction for your basic wall outlets?
That's ok, as long as he keeps asking questions here, we'll help him get it right. He's already gotten some great advice that a first-timer wouldn't have thought of.My first thought is...this guy is wiring his brand new house and his first question is what box should I buy? This is going to be a LONG project.
I don't know his reasoning, but I don't like the plastic hole for the device screw, the gray ones typically have the metal tab in the hole that helps to give a better grip on the screw. And of course the cable clamp I think is better in the gray boxes. But in the end I think its just everyone has their own opinion on what they like to use.Just exactly what is wrong with the blue Carlons?
The blue boxes just aren't as stout as the fiberglass ones,I suppose if you want to hunt around for the heavier versions of the blue boxes they aren't as bad.Just exactly what is wrong with the blue Carlons?