I want to laminate 5/8" sheetrock over the existing plaster wall where
there are a few outlets.in metal boxes.
Obviously now the outlets will be recessed in the walls after the work
is done. Do they make a 5/8" extension ring? Or do I even need an
*Arlington make these box extenders:
http://www.arlcatalog.com/Miscellaneous/Box%20Extenders.htm There are also
metal types available from electrical supply companies.
You are required to have the box extend out.
Thanks for the link. Thats exactly what I'm looking for. I see they
are made of plastic. I wonder if I can still use them with metal
boxes. This is in a condo where everything is BX.
Would Lowes or HD have these box extenders?.
They're made in metal too, but you're better off with plastic, no concern
about shorting out. Regardless of what the extenders are made of, you will
have to run equipment grounding conductors from the box to the receptacle.
I did find Raco metal extenders at HD. I wanted metal because this is
a condo bldg I'm working in and code calls for bx and metal boxes, so
I just wanted to play it safe.
They came with 2 long screws which is nice.
Thanks for everyones help.
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