Retrofit outlet box

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Old 12-31-06, 04:36 PM
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Retrofit outlet box

I'm looking for metal outlet boxes that can be installed from outside a finished wall through the existing outlet hole, to replace an old box without removing the siding. In several manuals I have seen this is called a "retrofit outlet box". They have flanges or other device to clip or expand against the side of the hole. I'm not finding anything at the big box stores or at suppliers online. Maybe I'm calling it the wrong name. Does anyone know where I can find something like this?

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Old 12-31-06, 04:48 PM
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Old Work Switch Box

For a picture go to the Lowes website and search for:
metal
Item #: 74219

Or plastic
Item # 37117
 
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Old 12-31-06, 04:59 PM
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Can't find it by name or number. But the lowes.com I get is specific to my local store(s) and maybe they don't stock it. Are you at some main central Lowes site? Where are you?
 
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Old 12-31-06, 05:20 PM
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Try zip 38018

I'd print the page and go to your local store.
 
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Old 12-31-06, 07:25 PM
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They are sometimes called old work boxes.
 
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Old 12-31-06, 07:52 PM
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Found it, here in FL. None of the words or the item number turn up in searches. Finally searched on "switch box" and scrolled thru the pages. Their web page has always been strange.
 
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