I have some standard electrical outlets where the cover plate stands proud
of the wall by 1/8"-1/4". The easiest way to correct this would be by use of
an insert between the wall and the cover plate.
Does anyone know if these inserts are available and where?
On Fri, 20 Apr 2007 17:58:20 -0400, "John Grabowski"
This use isn't a box extension, though. THe problem is that
the box sticks too far out, not insufficiently far out. So it's
just a case of a wooden faceplate with an integrel return to make it
reach the wall surface AROUND the box.
Fixing the box is still a better idea, though.
Peter - did you ever get a solution to this? We're having the same
issue and I
can swear I've seen some box-like outlet covers before (if
nothing else). We're
pushing it to get the room done, let alone make
custom outlet covers :)
I would just get some foam rubber insulating things that are maant to
go behind the wall plate to keep the cold air in the wall from getting
into the room.
I have a lightswitch, Decora style I think it is, with the big wide
rocker, at the head of my bed where I WANT the plate to stick out an
extra 1/8", so that when I put a pillow against the switch, I won't
turn it on or off. With just one of these insulating things, the
plate is far enough out that the switch toggle is protected.
They come precut for outlets. Or you could make them.
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