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Box extensions

Posted by JT on August 28th, 1998 08:12 PM
In reply to Kitchen tile backsplash by Tool man's wife on August 27th, 1998 04:02 PM [Go to top of thread]

As Steve say, an extension is the way to go, and
infact may be required by code. It should be easy
to find box extension rings which are just retangular
sleeves which slide into the hole so that the area
between the wall surface and the box is enclosed.
Code allows a receptacle box in a wall with a non-combustable
finish (like tile) to be recessed up to 1/4" from
the surface, but I believe it's best to just install
the extention. BTW, a gap of no more than 1/8" is
allowed around the outside of the box (pad it
out with grout if necessary).

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