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Ray Mecklenburg
wainscoting and outlet boxes

I intend to install wainscoting in my dining room. Presently, the room is traditionally finished with 1/2" sheet rock and electrical outlet boxes were appropriately installed to the rough framing prior to the installation of the sheet rock. Now the wainscoting will extend the finish surface of the wall another 1/2" beyond the face of the existing. What is the appropriate solution to 'extending' the electrical boxes to make them compatable with the new finish surface of the wall?

Thank you

Re: wainscoting and outlet boxes

With a box extender of course. They make them inappropriate increments of depth for every need. Smallest I have seen is 1/4"

Re: wainscoting and outlet boxes

The orange big box has extenders that go to and depth. They are thin plastic that you simply push in as far as needed. They work great and are fairly inexpensive.

All you will have to do is remove the receptacle/switch, pass the box right over and screw back down.

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