light switch box sticks out too far


Old 04-13-07, 09:35 PM
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Question light switch box sticks out too far

I have one light switch that the box sticks out too far from the wall, leaving a gap between the switch cover plate and the wall. Is there anything out there I can buy to fill in this space and make it look finished?
I have seen some frames, but I'm not sure if this will work. It's hard to tell from the picture. (see link below)
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Old 04-13-07, 10:22 PM
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Replace the box with an old work box. If you have a SazAll you can carefully cut the nails on the stud side. You can also use a hack saw blade.
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That trim cover you posted will not fix your issue. That plate is if the cut out of the receptacle opening is to large.
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Metal or Plastic box?

If it is a plastic box, use a Dremel Tool with a small grinder tip to carefully grind away the edges of the box till they are flush with the wall surface.

This will also work with a metal box, although it will take a lot longer.

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