Box types

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Old 12-14-06, 08:55 PM
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Question Box types

At the hardware store I noticed a variety of differnet types of electrical boxes. I saw the familiar metal boxes, but also the blue plastic boxes. For general purpose house basement outlets and recepticals, do you pros have a preference ?
 
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Old 12-15-06, 05:04 AM
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For economical reasons, I would say plastic. They are all big and roomy(no sharp edges), no ground connection to make and no clamps to tighten, so there is less labor. And they cost less.
 
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Plastic. They're cheaper, less labor and quite durable.
 
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Old 12-15-06, 10:39 AM
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I'm no pro, but I'll certainly add my 2 cents.

I'm about halfway through a remodel on my small ranch. I started out as a firm believer in using 4x4 boxes with mud rings. That's what I've used on all the walls I've opened up so far. A few weeks ago I started working in a few rooms that I'm not planning on removing any sheetrock from, so I used the blue "old work" boxes. These things are awesome! I'm now to the point where I'm sure I'll be using the plastic for the rest of the house.
 
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