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canuk
Re: Adjusting outlets in too deep for cover plate

Ernie .... would you be wrong if you were a Flyers' fan or a Penquins' fan ? :D

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Adjusting outlets in too deep for cover plate
canuk wrote:

Ernie .... would you be wrong if you were a Flyers' fan or a Penquins' fan ? :D

We are Penn State !!!!
Pro sports, except for the odd NFL game, bore me.
Millionaires playing a game....:cool:
Hockey players are crazy....

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Adjusting outlets in too deep for cover plate

Hay Ernie, it was in inspector here in Ohio State University territory that told me about the spacers. You don't supose Blue Ridge's first name starts with "L" do you?
Jack

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Adjusting outlets in too deep for cover plate

Once a troll, always a troll.
OSU always has PSUs number.
It is the UM game that torques people in these parts.
I buy those orange plastic spacers and i think GB makes green ones, but they are pricey. That is why I make my own.
{Heading out to Happy Valley Saturday for the B/W game.} One big back yard cook out !!!

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Adjusting outlets in too deep for cover plate

He also said faucet washers make good spacers also. Must be a Big Ten (11) thing.:D
Jack

A. Spruce
Re: Adjusting outlets in too deep for cover plate

In these parts, there are different rules for contractors and homeowners. While technically everyone must follow code, contractors are held to a higher standard than the general homeowner, which is a very bad message to be sending to both sides of the coin.

Case in point, I had a client purchase an unfinished "owner built" home. My client hires me to come in and finish up - literally, drywall, paint, floor coverings, and general finish work - plus a few upgrades he wants, no problem. However, the building department had other ideas. Things that the owner builder got passed without hassle I suddenly had to retrofit and bring up to code. It added an unforeseen 25K to the job. The only saving grace was that the inspector that I requested for reinspects was willing to see reason and negotiate on some of the requirements. By that I mean that he agreed that some of the requirements were really not warranted, and he worked with me on compromises that kept the building department happy and the retrofitting costs to a minimum.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Adjusting outlets in too deep for cover plate
asc2078 wrote:

ReceptXtendersÖ - electrical receptacle box extender - 1/2" double gang extender

WOW! Is that what those things are for? I thought they were rough-in boxes for really thin walls. (Smiling)

Now that's just silly asc2078, there's no back in it. All your electricity would fall out the back and fill your wall cavity.:eek::D
Jack

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Adjusting outlets in too deep for cover plate
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

He also said faucet washers make good spacers also. Must be a Big Ten (11) thing.:D
Jack

Yes, they would !!!!

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