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  • #492739

    TopNotch
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    elmwood park, NJ

    Why on earth do they even make these in metal? My electrician put a few in that were plastic which makes sense. I found 3 that he missed so I figured I would do it. The box stores only had metal. I wrapped the outlets in tape but still……its a zap waiting to happen.

    Or did I use the wrong thing for this application?

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    Tom M

    #492750

    jponto07
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    Bloomington, IN

    What do you mean by an extension ring? A mud ring?

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    #492758

    TopNotch
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    elmwood park, NJ

    No these from Lowes

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    #492765

    Lowe’s carries the plastic extension rings. I believe they come in a two pack and can be used side by side for two gang boxes.

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    #492821

    Anonymous

    Ha, I had one of those plastic ones in my hand today at HD

    #492846

    Doobie
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    I’m not certain. but they may be illegal here in Canada. I know that those blue plastic retrofit boxes were removed 10 or so years ago. Not sure why. I wouldn’t doubt those same plastic blue plastic extensions may have been removed as well as i can’t recall seeing any of that blue stuff at HD in a long time.

    #492866

    58Chev
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    Etobicoke, ON

    I’m not certain. but they may be illegal here in Canada. I know that those blue plastic retrofit boxes were removed 10 or so years ago. Not sure why. I wouldn’t doubt those same plastic blue plastic extensions may have been removed as well as i can’t recall seeing any of that blue stuff at HD in a long time.

    You can still buy the plastic ones at HD. I contemplated using them in my last reno but opted for what I was use to using.

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    #492873

    jponto07
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    Bloomington, IN

    No these from Lowes

    Got it…never seen that type in plastic before actually. Apparently they make them though. I’ve always thought that metal boxes didn’t make any sense as well.

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    #492883

    TopNotch
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    elmwood park, NJ

    Lowe’s carries the plastic extension rings. I believe they come in a two pack and can be used side by side for two gang boxes.

    Those would be much safer but I didnt see them and I looked like crazy for anything other than metal.

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    Tom M

    #492887

    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    Lowe’s carries the plastic extension rings. I believe they come in a two pack and can be used side by side for two gang boxes.

    So does Ace Hardware.

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    #493150

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Do you just cut the plastic to fit then? Depending on the wall, I’ve needed extensions from 1/2 inch to a whole inch.

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    #493167

    Do you just cut the plastic to fit then? Depending on the wall, I’ve needed extensions from 1/2 inch to a whole inch.

    They make different thickness of those extensions . Just pick the right one for your needs . I can get them at local box store and supply house .

    Always willing to learn .

    #493176

    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    The plastic ones insert into the box to allow depth adjustment. Oddly enough I had to disconnect one on another project today.

    The blue plastic may only work with blue boxes. IDK
    My electrician had white plastic and we had metal boxes.

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    Tom M

    #493289

    58Chev
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    Etobicoke, ON

    Lowe’s carries the plastic extension rings. I believe they come in a two pack and can be used side by side for two gang boxes.

    So does Ace Hardware.

    I think those are a good idea, I usually just use the extended metal box’s but I can see these coming in handy in some instances.

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    #493295

    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    Lowe’s carries the plastic extension rings. I believe they come in a two pack and can be used side by side for two gang boxes.

    So does Ace Hardware.

    I think those are a good idea, I usually just use the extended metal box’s but I can see these coming in handy in some instances.

    They do come in very handy at times.

    Do you just cut the plastic to fit then? Depending on the wall, I’ve needed extensions from 1/2 inch to a whole inch.

    They slide inside of the blue boxes. No cutting required.

    Ron

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    #493296

    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    For tile applications, these are better.

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    #493300

    smallerstick
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    North Bay, ON

    Lowe’s carries the plastic extension rings. I believe they come in a two pack and can be used side by side for two gang boxes.

    So does Ace Hardware.

    I think those are a good idea, I usually just use the extended metal box’s but I can see these coming in handy in some instances.

    They do come in very handy at times.

    Do you just cut the plastic to fit then? Depending on the wall, I’ve needed extensions from 1/2 inch to a whole inch.

    They slide inside of the blue boxes. No cutting required.

    Thank you, I haven’t seen these before, or maybe I have and never paid attention to them.

    For tile applications, these are better.

    ……or these. Great idea!

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    #493320

    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    Never knew these existed. Thank you for the info

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    #493369

    For tile applications, these are better.

    Hopefully there is flex in the electric line when installed . Other then that it’s prefect for tile and wainscoting thickness Knowing before hand .

    Always willing to learn .

    #493396

    I think the metal ones might be more common because they get used more in commercial work?? I had to use them in my basement after I added the hat channel and double 5/8″ drywall.

    Andrew

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