Code for switches and outlets

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Old 06-30-07, 06:51 AM
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Question Code for switches and outlets

I am currenttly having my family room remodeled which includes electrical. There was paneling on the walls and is now replaced with 1/2" drywall. Now the electrical connections on the switch are not fully in the electrical box. I suggested putting a mud ring on the box to completly cover the wiring within the box, but the contractor told me that he would have to cut the drywall to install the mud ring, and that it is not code anyway. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 06-30-07, 07:28 AM
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You need box extenders. They are available at electrical supply houses and at some big box stores.
 
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Old 06-30-07, 07:55 AM
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Thanks for the reply. The contractor called an electrician and told him that it is not code. I,m not so sure
 
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Old 06-30-07, 09:33 AM
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Box extenders are perfectly legal.
 
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Old 06-30-07, 06:41 PM
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Easy solution. Available at supply houses, probably not at the Big Box:
http://www.aifittings.com/m_9.htm
 
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