single gang non-weatherproof GFCI cover for FS box?

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Old 09-16-10, 12:34 PM
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single gang non-weatherproof GFCI cover for FS box?

Does anyone know if there exists a single-gang GFCI/"Decora-style" outlet box cover that mounts to a standard PVC FS-style outlet box, like the left picture here? Note that the actual receptacle attaches to the center screw on the top and bottom, and the cover must attach to the four screws in the corners.

I can only find them in "standard" style (two separate round cutouts for each outlet in the duplex receptacle), which obviously won't work with a GFCI receptacle because they're all the full rectangle "decora" style (to accomodate the Test and Reset buttons). I have been able to find them in "weather-proof" applications with a cover (here), but I'm going to use them in my garage where they don't need to be weatherproof, and I'd prefer not to have to fuss with the cover.
 
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and the cover must attach to the four screws in the corners.
No they don't. They attach to the GFCI yoke or am I misunderstanding. You might need to break the ears off.
 
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Thanks for reading the original post all the way through...

The cover needs to attach with four screws, one in each corner, *not* the standard two screws/top-and-bottom style. Otherwise yes, I've seen the standard Decora plates at the big box stores, but they won't work with PVC FS-style conduit boxes.
 
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I rewrote my whole post while you were posting but I may be totally wrong. I don't think you need to use the side holes.
 
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Ahh, excellent point; didn't even think of that. I assume it's alright to use standard residential "indoor"-style cover plates on surface-mounted boxes?

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Sure as long as it's not in an area that requires the weatherproof cover.
 
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