I am replacing panels with drywall. As drywall is thicker then panels all
electrical outlet and switch boxes are too deep inside the wall. I heard
there are extensions available for switch boxes that are added to existing
switch boxes and allow to pull receptacles and switches out from the wall.
Where can I find and buy them? My local HomeDepot does not have them.
Just use longer screws if you can't find them. Making sure the ears of the
outlet or switch contacts the drywall and don't make them so tight that you
crush the drywall. Once the covers are on they will tighten up just fine.
"You can lead them to LINUX
but you can't make them THINK"
On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 16:55:15 -0500, "Alexander Galkin"
Yes they do sell these at electrical supply houses, but I have a
feeling you are only increasing the wall thickness by 1/4" or so.
They are not made that thin. Simply get longer screws, and get some
standard steel nuts (or lots of washers), and shim it out by putting
the nuts around the screws between the outlet (or switch) and the box.
Just find nuts that are about the same thickness. I have even seem
people take 1/4" plywood and cut tiny pieces with holes drilled in
them, but the nuts are much easier....
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