I only see this for exposed wiring. I want to put it in the wall like
regular not exposed wiring. Presumably I would need some sort of
adapter and the appropriate walplate. Am I missing something or is
this just not done? I really don't want to try to cram a GFCi into a
regular sized box.
I'm assuming that what you have, is a 4 inch square box (1900) and the GFCI
is mounted to the cover which has two screws attaching it to the box. You
can get 1900 boxes with a side bracket to attach to the side of a stud,
flush with the front of the stud, you then attach a single gang to 1900
reducing cover for 1/2 inch thickness sheetrock or whatever thickness you
need, then the GFCI screws to that adapter, and a standard flush cover goes
Am I missing something here? The above description soulds like the
setup for exposed wiring unless there is something available for
regular non exposed wiring to center a gfi, just like there is for
exposed wiring. What I have are some single gang old work boxes that
are gangable to make into a double wide configuration. I believe that
they are the same as this:
Square boxes and "plaster rings" are a common standard method of installing
both exposed surface mount and concealed wiring when conduit is used. When
installed inside the walls only the outer face of the plaster ring is at the
surface and that is covered by the standard installed device and cover.
Finished appearance is no different from using cable and common outlet
boxes. When surface mounted a different type of box cover can be used with
the devices being secured by the cover only.
On 1 Jan 2007 11:55:19 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
You don't really need a double size opening. The hookup you are
probably talking about is a 4 inch square box.
If you are putting a box in an existing wall you need to just get a
deep single gang cut in box.
If it is going to be put in the wall before the sheet rock you can get
a single gang deep switch box.
Any setup you pick will have the same size opening for one device.
OK, I think I understand what you are saying... Go deep instead of
It's for an existing wall, so I'd need a deep old work box. I don't
see them in the stores, but I'll look at Grainger and other better
places instead of HD and Lowes if that's what you are suggesting.
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