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ok, so, i went to put the switch plate on the outlet today in the bathroom i had just hung drywall in. the electrician didnt put the box far enough forward, so now the switch plate doenst reach the outlet. is my only solution to cut the sheetrock off, and move the box forward? PLZ HELP :jester:
 

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First problem is you are trying to place a switch cover on a receptacle.
hahaha

depends how far it is but you can move the switch or recept out by placing bushings behind the ears at the screws. I'm betting this is what you did. It's rocket science!
 

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depends how far it is but you can move the switch or recept out by placing bushings behind the ears at the screws. I'm betting this is what you did. It's rocket science!

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First problem is you are trying to place a switch cover on a receptacle.
oh i get it i see what you did there. very clever :laughing:

the solution was i loosened up the screws holding the outlet on the box, so everything is just dandy now. have a few more pieces to hang then its time for joint compound!
 

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the solution was i loosened up the screws holding the outlet on the box, so everything is just dandy now. have a few more pieces to hang then its time for joint compound!
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For a few pennies you can do it correctly...


The Arlington insert is one example, another is a RLC from Erico:



http://www.erico.com/products/CADDYcfcDvcLvlrRetnr.asp




http://www.erico.com/part.asp?part=RLC

ERICO offers the CADDY Device Leveler and Retainer.Features


  • Prevents broken cover plates
  • Stops device from being pushed back in wall
  • Makes floating device rigid
Applications

Ideal for oversize dry wall openings, tile and panel walls.
 

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ERICO offers the CADDY Device Leveler and Retainer.Features


  • Prevents broken cover plates
  • Stops device from being pushed back in wall
  • Makes floating device rigid
Applications

Ideal for oversize dry wall openings, tile and panel walls.



I don't know why another company is using paneling in their advertising....
 

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314.20 requires boxes NOT be set back 1/4" or more.
I would take this to mean if it measures 1/4" than it is against code...(including a measurement of) 1/4" and more would require you to use one of those devices Celtic owns stock in because of all the panelling jobs he takes on.
 

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I would take this to mean if it measures 1/4" than it is against code...(including a measurement of) 1/4" and more would require you to use one of those devices ...
314.21 takes it down to 1/8"


Celtic owns stock in because of all the panelling jobs he takes on.
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The Erico item works amazing well.
The Arlington item is equally awesome...especially in a base cabinet situation [garbage disposal, DW, etc]
 
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