2 gang plastic box too deep don't ft


Old 05-21-11, 05:22 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: usa
Posts: 1,365
2 gang plastic box too deep don't ft

I have a 2 gang plastic box for old work. Im installing a ceiling fan and want to have it on its own switch. do they have shallow boxes or is there a ring i can installed to make it so I can use it. I can't leave it sticking out. I the old plastic light switch box that was there was not has deep. maybe use 2 small boxes?
Sponsored Links
Old 05-21-11, 05:35 PM
ray2047's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,050
They make a standard depth and a deep box. It sounds like you bought the wrong box. Is this a 2X2 wall?
Old 05-21-11, 05:42 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Milwaukee WI
Posts: 1,338
Originally Posted by ray2047 View Post
Is this a 2X2 wall?
I have one 2x2 wall with a switch in it. My solution was to leave the 2x3 old work box in place and put a 2-gang wiremold on top. You just knock out one side of the back on the wiremold box and voila. If you are using a speed control/dimmer combo or something similar, make sure you get a deep enough wiremold box.

Another solution might be to use a 1-1/2" deep 4x4 and an old work adapter. Somebody posted the old work adapter maybe two years ago ... post back if you want to hear more and I'll see if I can dig up the specifics.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes