Anyone used these boxes before?
Not much more expensive than the blue old work boxes and they have to
be better than using madison bars.
Is this something my local supply house would have or do I need to
order them online?
These things are really tough, with a lot of interior room. The only
drawback is that the box is physically very large, so if you cut a hole
that's even slightly larger than the box, a standard wall plate won't cover
it. I wouldn't waste my time with the single gang variety, but if you want a
large, really strong and durable multi-gang box, they're great.
I generally like to use steel boxes, but these are probably two or three
times as thick as a standard plastic box, making them very rigid. I don't
know their fire rating but I would believe they'd be equal to steel. I
especially like using them in three and four gang. Steel boxes screwed
together to make multiple gangs, need support or they can break apart.
Standard multi gang plastic boxes are so flimsy, they tend to twist making
them hard to position flush with the drywall. These things are rigid like
steel, and have the interior space of plastic
I've never seen them before. I like them!
I like the idea they are screwed in. You could easily readjust one or
perhaps remove it later, make the opening larger, and install another.
(So it looks.)
Also sometimes the boxes are not installed just right to line up with the
drywall, so looks like you could fix that with these boxes...
"Limp Arbor" wrote in message
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