Electrical Boxes

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Old 04-06-09, 06:30 AM
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Electrical Boxes

Hello,
I am going through now to try and apply the face plates to my outlets that were put in. I noticed that I have about 6 boxes that are protruding from the sheetrock by about 1/8 inch or so. When I try and apply a faceplate now i see that the faceplate does not sit against the wall due to this. How can grind the plastic down on these boxes so that it sits flush with the sheetrock and get these face plates to look nice?
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Old 04-06-09, 08:53 AM
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You can't grind down the boxes without violating the UL listing of the box. Although a pain in the butt, the only real solutions to this problem are to either build up a mud coat around the box when finishing the sheetrock or to cut the box out and replace it with one set at the proper depth. (Or just live with the 1/8" gap)
 
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Thanks for the reply. Does it make any difference if the boxes used were the extra deep boxes?
 
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