A while ago I stumbled on a tool online that you plug into a duplex
receptacle, and it has a handle grip that allows you to bend the
receptacle in all directions to make it flush (or at least even/level)
once the faceplate is installed. Particularly useful for Decora
outlets (I hate when they look crooked for one reason or another). It
also has a circuit testing light built into the handle so you know if
you are gripping a live outlet or not.
I cannot find this tool now that I want to actually order one. I also
forgot the name (although I seem to remember Lowes having it listed on
Does anyone know what this tool is, and where I can get it from?
I made two out of a modifed coverplates (single gang & double gang) so
I could adjust the postion of the device to make the plates sit
I've never seen such a tool but if I ever used Decra devices again it
would be useful
Yes! I was able to find it. My Lowes never had it in stock, but today
there it was in the electrical aisle.
Its called PlugGrip, and has two separate test lights (one for each
outlet in a duplex receptacle). It works pretty good trying to flush
up already mounted outlets, but I assume it would work even better
before the outlets are screwed in. I have a few outlets to swap out in
the near future, so Ill see how well it does or doesnt work (but for 10
bux, at least I have something I can plug into the outlet and turn off
breakers to see when the lights go out).
They actually have a light switch version of it, check out
www.pluggrip.com for their product information.
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