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Old 01-08-10, 11:44 AM
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Madison Clips

Is an old work box secure with Madison clips reliable in the long run?

The clips are inexpensive and easy to install but Im not sure if I should use them to secure a box [ receptacle] that will be subject to frequent pluging and un-pluging.
The wall is plaster/lath but a larger hole was cut around the original and a 8''x8'' piece of 1/2'' drywall was cemented to the lath to repair some damage plaster around the original box

In the case of a box that is not subject to pulling or pushing [ light switch] will the clips provide good anchoring in the long term?
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Old 01-08-10, 01:13 PM
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Yes. We use them all the time in commercial and never have a problem of them loosing up. Installed correctly, on a good wall, you should have no problem.
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Yep...the straps will be fine. I use needle nose pliers to pull on and bend the strap while Im installing the box....hard to explain, but you can get those straps pretty snug.

If you have wood lath, you can always use a couple of small wood screws in addition to the madison...or "F" straps as some guys call 'em.
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Thank you for replies,I just install a box with the clips in a piece of DWscrap to test it and pass with flying colours
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In the future you could install this type next to a stud.

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