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tluther
Outlets need shims

We are installing tile to our backsplashes and now the outlets/switches are not flush with the wall surface. Our kitchen is plaster/lathe with drywall and tile over the top. What is the best thing to use to extend these outlets switches out to meet the new wall depth?

bp21901
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SteveL
Re: Outlets need shims

Some codes limit the amount of exposed material between edge of the box and the wall surface. In addition to those handy shims there are box extenders that can be screwed on to cover that gap betweenn the box and the wall surface. You may still need the shims if the wall is uneven.

tluther
Re: Outlets need shims

I was actually looking for the box extenders, but have so far been unable to locate them. The shims should work, but make me a little nervous.

Ernie_Fergler
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tluther;45702 wrote:

I was actually looking for the box extenders, but have so far been unable to locate them. The shims should work, but make me a little nervous.

Carlon makes PVC box extenders in different depths. Good luck in your search.

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